The International Criminal Court spokesman, Fadi Al-Abdullah, confirmed that the arrest warrant for Saif Gaddafi remains in force and that his candidacy for the presidential elections in Libya has not and will not change the court’s legal position on the request for his imminent arrest and trial.

Al-Abdullah added, in a press statement, “We have followed Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi’s submission of papers for his candidacy; however, we have no dealings in political matters, notwithstanding, an arrest warrant in his name remains in force.”

The High National Electoral Commission (HNEC) announced on Sunday, that Saif Gaddafi had, in fact, completed submitting all the required documents to run for the presidential elections at one of its offices in Sebha.