The candidacy of Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of the late Libyan leader who intended to run in the upcoming presidential election in his country, has been rejected. The electoral commission announced on Wednesday.

While Saif is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for “crimes against humanity”, the electoral commission in Libya announced on Wednesday November 24 that the institution had rejected his presidential candidacy.

Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, 49, who presented his candidacy on November 14, is among the 25 candidates whose applications were rejected, according to a statement from the High Electoral Commission (HNEC).

The HNEC explained that it had rejected these applications on the basis of several legal texts as well as letters addressed to the institution by the public prosecutor, the head of the criminal police squad and the president of the Department of Passports and Nationality.

Source: AfrikPage