Kadhafi’s son seeks Libya presidency

Wanted Libyan war crimes suspect Seif al-Islam Kadhafi, son of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi and once seen as his heir apparent, registered to run on Sunday for next month’s presidential election.

Wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity allegedly committed during the North Atlantic Treaty Organization-backed uprising, Seif al-Islam completed “all the required legal conditions,” the election commission said.

Speculation had been mounting for months over a possible presidential bid by Seif al-Islam, who was also sentenced to death by a Tripoli court in 2017 for crimes committed during the revolt.

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News, stories, and updates from Middle East and from the world. Critical researcher on migrant governance and human rights in Turkey and in the Mid East.