By Sami Zaptia.
Tripoli, 13 August 2014:
The House of Representatives (HoR) passed a law today disbanding all officially recognized and funded militias . . .[restrict]formed after the 2011 February revolution, including Joint Operations Rooms.
The law was voted for by 102 out of 104 Representatives and must be implemented by no later than 31 December 2014.
Ali Saedy, Representative for Wadi Shatti, speaking live on Libyan TV said that the law received a large majority and that some of those who opposed this law felt that it was “not the right time” to dissolve all the militias. Others he said had a different outlook or a different ideology.
On the earlier law passed to call for international help, Representative Saedy said that “no one listened to calls for a ceasefire. We were forced into this law”, he added
Ali Tekbali, Representative for Tripoli explained the low number of voters due to the departure of some Representatives away from Tobruk on various business. [/restrict]