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Questions of credibility raised at UN over Libya election

Questions were raised Wednesday at the United Nations about the credibility of presidential elections due to be held in Libya on December 24, with the UN head insisting that he did not want the crucial vote to become “part of the problem.”

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FP: Russia Blocks Brit From U.N. Libya Envoy Role

Russia has blocked the appointment of a veteran British United Nations troubleshooter, Nicholas Kay, as the U.N. special envoy to Libya, contributing to diplomatic turmoil ahead of the North African country’s upcoming presidential and parliamentary elections, two diplomatic sources said.

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UNSMIL warns against acts that could serve to deprive Libyans of exercising their democratic right

The United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) is following with great concern the continued closure of Sebha Court of Appeal, in addition to reported threats against the judiciary. An armed group, allegedly affiliated to forces controlling Sebha, has reportedly, again, violently obstructed the work of the Sebha Court of …

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EU Parliament calls for sanctions against Wagner, demands Russia to withdraw mercenaries from Libya

The European Parliament has called on the EU to impose sanctions on Wagner, a paramilitary group linked to Kremlin, for committing human rights violations in several countries, including Libya.

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ICC Prosecutor recuses himself from Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi’s case

The Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) Karim Khan has told the Security Council that he will rescue himself from the case of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi to maintain neutrality in Libya’s file now that Gaddafi is a presidential elections candidate.

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