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Libya: Gadhafi son disqualified from running for president

Andrew Cuomo

Associated Press

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — Libya’s top electoral body has disqualified the son and onetime heir apparent of the late dictator Moammar Gadhafi from running for president next month, citing his previous convictions. Seif al-Islam Gadhafi’s name appeared on a list of ineligible candidates published Wednesday. He can appeal the decision in court in the coming days. Libya is set to hold presidential elections on Dec. 24, after years of U.N.-led attempts to bring the country’s civil war to an end. Seif al-Islam had been sentenced to death in 2015 for using violence against protesters in a 2011 uprising. He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity related to the uprising.

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