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Court ruling blocks Libya-Italy MoU on stemming illegal immigration

Tripoli Appeals Court’s administrative division ruled Wednesday to block the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Libya and Italy to fight the growing influx of illegal immigrants and the issue of human trafficking as well as to help Libya secure its southern borders.

Tripoli Appeals Court to rule on Italy-Presidential Council MoU

A number of Libyan citizens lodged an appeal at the Judiciary Division of the Tripoli Appeals Court against the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the UN-proposed government’s Presidential Council’s Head Fayez Al-Sirraj and the Italian Prime Minister, Paolo Gentiloni.

Khalifa Al-Ghweil: Haftar is a coup plotter and must be tried in court, we still oppose him

The Prime Minister of the Salvation Government (SG) in Tripoli, Khalifa Al-Ghweil, said his government’s stance on Khalifa Haftar has not changed, adding that they think he is a coup plotter who has for long committed crimes against the Libyan people and he must be tried for them at a …

Will Gadhafi’s son be Libya’s next leader?

Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been released from jail in Zintan, a town in western Libya, after spending nearly five years there since his capture in November 2011. After his father was killed on Oct. 20, 2011, by rebel groups that captured his …

How Saif al-Islam became a bargaining chip between Libya’s factions

Even before he was captured and his finger infamously chopped off, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had a way of making headlines, charming his supporters, and enraging his enemies. Saif was the dapper multi-billion dollar poster boy for détente between Muammar Gaddafi’s Libya and the West. Saif’s allies spearheaded the economic reforms …

HRW presses ICC to chase Libyan human rights criminals

At the heart of the two reports by Human Rights Watch reports on the treatment of prisoners in both government and Libya Dawn jails is an indictment of the International Criminal Court for failing to pursue a single case against anyone in post-Revolutionary Libya who is alleged to have abused …