Civil Registry Center in east Libya breaks up with main Tripoli administration

Civil Registry Center in east Libya breaks up with main Tripoli administration

February 13, 2016 - 23:10
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Written By: AbdulkaderAssad

The Civil Registry branches in the east of Libya have announced separation from the main administration in Tripoli after a decision made by the Salvation Government to dismiss the Head of the Civil Registry, Mohammed Boker, who was dismissed in January over corruption and forgery cases.

In a statement on social media, all of the branches announced the split up and disowned the National ID project based in Tripoli, saying that they will start creating an alternative administration for the ID project in Al-Thanni government headquarters in Al-Bayda city, and thus, they will issue new National IDs from the new administration.

This comes as an extension of other actions taken by Al-Thanni government to separate eastern state branches from the mother western ones in Tripoli, starting with the Libyan Airlines Company, then the Central Bank of Libya, and the National Oil Corporation, and now the Civil Registry Center.

Relatedly, back in 2013, unidentified persons had murdered an employee in the Benghazi Civil Registry office after he discovered wide-range forgery cases in the eastern administration work as well as granting Libyan citizenship for thousands of Arabs from different countries.