Amnesty International, in a post on its official Twitter account, announced that the candidacy of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi, son of Libya’s ousted leader Muammar Gaddafi, for the December 24 presidential elections triggered the atmosphere of impunity in Libya and that Saif Al-Islam should be tried for his past crimes.
Amnesty International stated that Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi should be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) on the grounds that he used violence and committed human rights crimes in the suppression of the February 2011 revolution.
In the statement, it was emphasized that the prosecution of Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi in accordance with the rules of international law, like Tuhamy Khaled and Mahmoud Al-Warfalli, who were involved in acts of crime and violence in the past, would benefit the environment of justice and trust in Libya.
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, who announced in his previous statements that he could be a candidate for the December 24 elections, officially applied for candidacy at the High National Electoral Commision (HNEC) office in the city of Sebha in southern Libya on November 14. Saif-al Islam appeared in front of the camera for the first time in years.