News Roundup - Mon, Jun 12, 2017

News In Brief

News Roundup - Mon, Jun 12, 2017

June 12, 2017 - 16:32
Written by: AbdulkaderAssad

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The Pro-Haftar commander of the western military zone, Edriss Madi, has ordered disbanding Abu Bakir Al-Siddiq Brigade, which released SAif Al-Islam Gaddafi two days ago. The order stressed that the brigade will now be part of the western military zone with all its fighters and military might and the military zone position will be in the brigade's headquarters.

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The acting attorney general, Ibrahim Ali, said some parties ordered some bold changes to the basic laws that guarantee rights and freedom of persons, adding in a letter to the lawyers and judicial officials, that they must not abide by such orders that allow freezing assets and taking bank accounts or limiting the freedom of certain Libyans without a law to back such orders.

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The High Council of State (HCS) said the blacklist of terror names devised by some members from the Tobruk-based House of Representatives, which included the name of the Head of the HCS, Abdelrahman Al-Sweihli, is another nail in the stability and peace efforts that are being exerted in Libya nowadays. It said the list aims at using terrorism to get rid of political opponents and involving Libya in regional conflicts by the eastern government.

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Tripoli Public Prosecutor said an investigation has been opened into the release of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, confirming that the legal measures will apply to all those who are involved in freeing Saif and hindering he passing of the sentence against him. 

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Residents from Tobruk's Berka area found WWII German, Australian, and French warheads and they handed them over to the national museum in the city to be later handed to the national security authority. Later, calls were made for the city to do a campaign of combing through the area, which was years ago an area filled with WWII war remnants. 

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The Benghazi IDPs Association has called on legal and humanitarian agencies to sue the UAE and Egypt for their military intervention in Libya. It also said in a statement on Saturday that it is shocked by the silence of the Presidential Council amid such violations of the Libyan Political Agreement and without any clear stance from Haftar's Dignity Operation. 

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The National Oil Corporation (NOC) and Spanish oil firm, Repsol, distributed Ramadan food baskets for the IDPs from Ubari who are staying in Tripoli. Repsol said that this initiative aims at aiding the IDPs in the current holy month to alleviate the suffering they are undergoing away from their city and relatives. 

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The Head of Sabratha military council, Al-Taher Al-Ghrabli, said the reason why his name was blacklisted by the Chief of the security and defense committee of the HoR is that he refused to be part of Dignity Operation. He also confirmed that Dignity Operation demanded him and other officials to lead an attack on Tripoli to have under Dignity Operation's control and topple over the UN-proposed government's forces. "That is why they named me as a terrorist." He added.