Bayda, 27 June:
Protesters occupied the offices of the Bayda local council and the electoral commission headquarters in the town yesterday evening . . .[restrict]in a dispute over the treatment of wounded revolutionaries.
The occupiers were from the so-called Hassan Al-Jaber brigade, who complained that the treatment of 59 of their injured fighters was discontinued before it could be completed.
It is understood that a delegation from the Ministry of Health that was in Benghazi at the time travelled directly to Bayda, which is in the Green Mountains in eastern Libya, where they were joined by a member of the local council to negotiate the situation.
After a few hours, it was agreed that the wounded men would be flown out of Libya to complete their treatment, although it was not specified to which country. The agreement resulted in the discontinuation of the protest.
A Libya Herald source added that the brigade insisted the action had nothing to do with disputes over seat allocation for the National Conference, which will be formed following elections on 7 July, and that they had no affiliation with any political party. [/restrict]