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Libyan court sentences presidential candidate Hafter to death

Marshal Khalifa Haftar, current guardian of the Libyan Parliament displaced in the city of Tobruk (east) and strong man of the country, in a file image. EFE / Mohammed Elshaiky

Tripoli, Nov 25 (EFE) .- A military court in the city-state of Misrata, located east of Tripoli, today sentenced Marshal Jalifa Hafter, tutor of Parliament in Tobrouk (east) to death in absentia.
Jalifa Hafter, a strong man of the country, is one of the candidates in principle accepted by the Supreme Electoral Commission to attend the controversial presidential elections scheduled for December 24.
The sentence is known just 24 hours after the aforementioned commission revealed the names of the 25 applicants who have been rejected, including that of Saif al Islam, second son and heir of the dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi, deposed and assassinated in 2011, who considered incapable of running for head of state because he was sentenced to death by a Libyan court for war crimes.

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