Seif al-Islam Gadhafi deemed ineligible to run for election
November 25, 2021
Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi son's hopes of running for president are dashed, as the country’s electoral commission disqualifies him.
Libya's High National Elections Commissions has determined that Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, is ineligible to run for planned presidential elections in December.
According to the commission, Seif Gadhafi was disqualified because of a criminal conviction.
Why has Gadhafi been barred?
In 2015, he was found guilty and sentenced to death in absentia for war crimes committed during the violent uprising in 2011, which ultimately ended with the public lynching of his father. Gadhafi maintains his innocence.
He is also wanted by the International Criminal Court who want him tried for crimes against humanity.
Gadhafi was one of 25 candidates who were excluded from the process, but are still allowed to appeal the decision.
Other prominent exclusions are Ali Zeidan, the country's former prime minister and Nouri Abusahmain, former head of the General National Congress of Libya.
Earlier this month Libya's former military commander, Khalifa Hifter announced his intention to run for president.