The permanent court-martial in Misrata sentenced in absentia on Thursday Khalifa Haftar to death for bombing Misrata Air Defense College in 2019 and causing the killing of one Libyan Army soldier after strikes by a military plane under the command of Haftar’s forces.
Why is Libya’s presidential race so overcrowded?
It has been announced that 98 individuals, including two women, submitted their applications to contest Libya’s 24 December presidential election. The list included a militia-linked suspect, Libya’s top comedian, former and current parliamentary speakers and prime ministers, a former senior official from the Gaddafi era, a couple of businessmen and, …
Libya fighters disrupt Gaddafi son’s election appeal
A lawyer for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya’s late dictator, said armed men had prevented him lodging an appeal on Thursday against his client’s disqualification from next month’s presidential election, adding to fears of turmoil around the vote.
Libya military commission meets in Tunisia to discuss mercenary departure
The Libyan Joint Military Commission met in Tunisia on Wednesday to discuss setting dates for the withdrawal of foreign mercenaries from Libya.
Moscow builds ties with Tripoli government before December vote
A delegation of the Russian General Staff visited Tripoli on Nov. 10. The Russian military was received by the chief of staff of the Libyan army controlled by the Presidential Council, Lieutenant General Mohammed al-Haddad, and other leaders of the armed forces operating in western Libya.
US blames Pro-Haftar group for torture and displacement of civilians in Tarhouna
The US sanctioned Mohamed al-Kani and the Kaniyat militia on Wednesday, accused of killing civilians discovered in mass graves in city of Tarhuna, 65 kilometres (40 mi) to the southeast of Tripoli, in the Murqub District. .
Libya: Rights groups demand ICC investigation into treatment of refugees
A number of human rights groups on Tuesday filed a dossier of evidence to the International Criminal Court (ICC) demanding the investigation of crimes against migrants and refugees in Libya that they said amount to “crimes against humanity”.
The promise and pitfalls of Libya’s high-stakes elections
At the Paris conference for Libya on 12 November, participating leaders gave a final push for a plan to hold elections in December, reinstating their backing for the long-awaited presidential and legislative polls, a key step in the UN-backed peace process to end 10 years of violent chaos since an …
Body removal crew retrieves more corpses from Tarhouna
A team from the General Authority for the Search and Identification of the Missing Persons has been called once again to the Gabinah district in Tarhouna after confirming the presence of a new mass grave in the area.
Libya prosecutor asks to halt candidacy of Haftar, Gaddafi’s son
Libya’s military prosecutor has called for halting the candidacy of warlord, Khalifa Haftar and Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, the son of former strongman, Muammar Gaddafi, for the country’s presidential elections, according to local media.