The Libyan national collection have suspended three members due to links with ex-leader Muammar Gaddafi.
Omar al-Hassabi, spokesman for the assembly’s High Organisation for Transparency and Nationalism, said the suspension is the result of an investigation into the three men.
The three men have been named as Anfish Abdel Moneim, Salma Akheil, and Ibrahim Adah of Obari. They could not be reached for comment, but it has been confirmed they have 10 days to appeal the decision in court.
“We discovered the three representatives were either members of the Gaddafi Revolutionary Guards or involved in criminal anti-revolutionary activities. For this reason, we advised the national congress, which suspended their membership on Wednesday morning.”
The High Organisation for Transparency and Nationalism is tasked with investigating the backgrounds of citizens wishing to run for office. Their commence has proven to be necessary due to politicians, such as the three suspended, chose to an adopt anti-Gaddafi in order to secure financial and political immunity.