Gaddafi’s son is not allowed to remain silent

24 other candidates are also not allowed to run for legal reasons, it is stated in an announcement from the election commission.

– The names have been deleted from the preliminary list of candidates because they do not meet the requirements and have not submitted the necessary documents, it says.

For Seif al-Islam’s part, the Electoral Commission refers to sections of the Election Act that prohibit persons convicted of crimes from standing for election.

Seif al-Islam, a graduate of the London School of Economics, was Gaddafi’s closest associate and was seen by many as the Libyan dictator’s likely heir.

Gaddafi was killed by insurgents after Norway and other NATO countries bombed them to power in 2011, and Seif al-Islam was captured and sentenced to death.

The 49-year-old is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity, but in 2017 he was released by the militia that kept him in prison.

Seif al-Islam himself believes to be a unifying figure and has only contempt left for those who took over after his father’s fall.

– They raped the country, which is on its knees. There is no money, there is no security. There is no life here, he said in an interview with New York Times in July.

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