HoR's Monday session hindered as MPs prevented from flying out of Tripoli
The spokesman for the House of Representatives (HoR) Abdullah Blehiq said the session on Monday in Benghazi could not be convened because a number of members were not allowed to fly to Benina airport from Tripoli's Mitiga airport.
Sources said that the first deputy speaker Fawzi Al-Nuwairi was among those MPs who were prevented from flying to Benghazi.
The HoR called for the Monday session to discuss the letter of the High Council of State regarding the nomination of the General Assembly of the Supreme Court for a new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, and to discuss a number of laws.
Responding to the event, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aqila Saleh, called on the Attorney General to investigate the prevention of MPs from flying to Benghazi, calling for issuing a statement of the results of the investigation and referring the ones responsible to courts for legal action.
Saleh said that this incident disrupted the work of the HoR and prevented it from carrying out its tasks in order to achieve stability in the country by reaching the presidential and parliamentary elections.
He described the incident as a dangerous precedent that threatens the unity of the country and constitutes a crime of restricting the freedom of citizens, abuse of power and obstruction of the work of the legislative authority.
Saleh said that the city of Tripoli is "kidnapped by armed groups supported by the expired government whose confidence has been withdrawn," adding that the incident confirms the HoR viewpoint that says the government cannot operate from the city of Tripoli in these circumstances.