By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 7 November 2014:
The National Commission for Human Rights in Libya (NCHRL) has deemed the Supreme Court decision to dissolve . . .[restrict]the House of Representatives as invalid because it believes that the ruling came under duress as judges were bullied by members of the armed militias that are occupying the capital.
“The Supreme Court has made a fatal mistake in this ruling,” NCHRL rapporteur Ahmed Abdilhakeem Hamza told the Libya Herald.
Hamza also pointed out that the original appeal was made regarding the decision by the House of Representatives to convene in Tobruk rather in Benghazi, as originally planned, yet the Court’s ruling had nothing to nothing to do with this. Rather, it was decided that the parliamentary elections were illegal, which in turn made the House of Representatives illegitimate.
“This call was an extremely hard blow to the Libyan judicial system and has strengthened the hold of the armed militias on the capital,” stated Hamza.
Hamza went on to say that the decision had come against the will and free choice of the Libyan people, who were the true source of power.
The NCHRL is a national orgainsation based in Tripoli which has issued a number statements regarding a number of political and transitional matters in Libya since 2011.
Armed men broke into the NCHRL last Ramadan, vandalising the office and burning documents. [/restrict]