UN delegate to Libya: I won’t meet with Saif Gaddafi as he is wanted by ICC
The Head of the UNSMIL and the UN delegate to Libya, Ghassan Salame, said he won’t meet or have a discussion with the son of Moamar Gaddafi, Saif Al-Islam, as he is wanted foe war crimes by the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Speaking to Saudi Al-Hayat newspaper Thursday, Salame said for the elections to be held in a specif time in Libya, the secure environment and technical requirements must exist first.
He also added that the voter registration percentage needs to be increased contradictory to what it was the last elections in 2014, which was 17% only, adding that such a percentage is not credible.
“The UN is looking for building legitimacy and democracy in Libya for the long term via elections.” Salame told the Saudi newspaper.
Meanwhile, Libya is going to hold its elections for the President of Libya and for the Parliament posts as well on September 30, according to the Head of the High National Elections Committee, who said earlier this week that every Libyan national can run for president, even Saif Gaddafi.
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