Libyan MP’s Prevented from Traveling to Benghazi


A special Libyan Parliament session scheduled to take place on Monday in Benghazi was rescheduled. This was after authorities in Tripoli prevented a number of MP’s from leaving Mitiga Airport for Benghazi.

The Speaker of the House, Ageela Saleh said that the Parliament will discuss the High Council of State’s (HCS) letter regarding the nomination of the Head of the Supreme Court’s General Assembly. As well as several draft laws listed on the Parliament’s agenda.

Saleh nullified the 2015 appointment of Mohamed Al-Hafi as Head of the Court. This was due to it being issued by the Court’s General Assembly, after the end of Al-Hafi’s term, and not by the Parliament itself.

His decision also stipulated transferring the seat of the Supreme Court sessions to the city of Al-Bayda temporarily. It noted that the “Court’s convening at a location other than its legal seat is incorrect, and as a result, the measures it has taken are invalid.”

Last month, Supreme Court chancellors took their legal oaths before the Presidency of the Libyan Parliament, in the presence of Saleh.

During the same Parliamentary session, the House adopted Resolution No. (8) of 2022, regarding the appointment of chancellors to the Supreme Court.

Libya currently has two rival administrations, namely a Parliament-designated government led by Fathi Bashagha, and the de facto government in Tripoli, led by Abdel-Hamid Dbaiba.