By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 26 June 2014:
Supreme Court judges today refused to deliver a verdict on the legality of the Political . . .[restrict]Isolation Law on the grounds that the presence of armed protestors opposed to any change in the law outside the court building constituted a threat.
They adjourned the session until after Ramadan but did not say when or where it would reconvene.
There were about 100 protestors outside the building plus a small security presence.
The controversial law was passed by the General National Congress in May last year, after supporters of it, in particular a number of revolutionaries and militias, put pressure on it by occupying the Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Justice.
The Libyan National Council for Human Rights and Civil Liberties announced last December that it was launching an appeal against the law on the basis that parts of it infringed the rights of many Libyans and contravened the August 2011 Constitutional Declaration.
A number of those who had worked to topple the Qaddafi regime for years such as former Congress President Mohamed Magarief, or taken a prominent part in the revolution or even led it, such as former NTC leader Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, were disbarred from office because earlier in their careers they had worked with the regime. [/restrict]