r/MiddleEastNews - Libya: Gadhafi son disqualified from running for president

Libya’s top electoral body on Wednesday disqualified the son and one-time heir apparent of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi from running for president in elections to be held next month, citing his previous convictions

Seif al-Islam had been sentenced to death by a Tripoli court in 2015 for using violence against protesters in a 2011 uprising against his father, but that ruling has since been called into question by Libya’s rival authorities. He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity related to the uprising.



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