Libyans protest against Haftar, Gaddafi presidential runs

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Hundreds of Libyans protested in Tripoli Friday against “war criminals” running in next month’s presidential election, after eastern strongman Khalifa Haftar and a son of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi announced bids. Demonstrators stamped on posters of Haftar and Seif al-Islam Gaddafi, and voiced anger over a controversial electoral law criticised for bypassing due process and favouring a bid by Haftar. One speaker called for “all those who have committed crimes against the Libyan people” to be disqualified from the race. “The blood of our martyrs wasn’t spilt in vain,” said another. The pro…

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