Saif Gaddafi's appeal to HNEC's candidacy rejection doesn't go through
For the third day in a row, Sabha court of appeals adjourned the session to look into the motion brought by Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi against his candidacy disqualification by the High National Elections Commission (HNEC) due to threats to judges by Khalifa Haftar's forces who have been cordoning off the courthouse for two days, according to identical sources.
Haftar's forces withdrew Tuesday morning from the vicinity of Sabha courthouse after being there for the last two days blocking the appeal process of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi. The withdrawal came after many locals who support Gaddafi took to the streets rejecting Haftar forces' interference.
Gaddafi's lawyer arrived in Sabha courthouse afterward and the session was supposed to be convened but he later left as the judges didn't show up.
Meanwhile, the chief of security in Sabha, Mohammed Behser, accused Haftar and his son Saddam of ordering their forces to spoil for electoral process, adding to Libya Alahrar TV that battalion 115 under the command of Mohammed El-Jarih within the south military zone is the force that blockaded roads to Sabha courthouse for the last few of days.
The Sabha security chief said it was strange that Haftar, a presidential candidate, tried to secure the electoral process, adding that the security directorate took legal measures and sent a complaint to the Public Prosecutor’s Office accusing Haftar of derailing the electoral process.