By Michel Cousins.
Tripoli, 6 December:
The Integrity Commission has banned ten people from working in major positions in state institutions or embassies . . .[restrict]abroad.
? Those named are:
- Bahloul Ayad Thuwari, Chairman of Chairman of the General Union of Banks;
- Faraj Abdel-Wahid Mohamed Gheryani, Director General of the Libyan Foreign Investment Company;
- Ali Belgasim Abdel-Salam Addliou, Director of Companies Administration Department at the Libyan Foreign Investment Company;
- Hesham Shaban Zayed Dahan of the Libyan Arab Foreign Bank and Assistant Director of Alubaf Bank, Tunisia /
- Aisha Salem Hamad Haji, Assistant Director of the Department of Management and staff at the Libyan Arab Foreign Bank;
- Faisal Ali Belqasim Ehmira, appointed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work at the Libyan Embassy in Brazil;
- Emhemed Ali Salem Rayani, nominee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work at the Libyan embassy in Rome;
- Fituri Salem Ikrayim Khatab, nominee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work at the Libyan embassy in Chad;
- Abdel-Fatah Ehmida Abdel-Aali Saad, nominee of the Ministry of Defence to work as military attaché abroad;
- Radeya Ali Abdalla Fazzani, nominee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to work at an Libyan embassy abroad.
According to a Commission statement dated 3 December, 2012, it has disbarred all ten for “not conforming to standards of integrity” and has called on the relevant bodies to suspend them or their nomination for their posts until the decision becomes absolute. At that point, under Article 2 of Law No. 40/2012, when they are then dismissed from their job.
Despite the process aimed at investigating individuals’ links with the old regime, there have been growing complaints at Commission’s lack of transparency in its decision-making. It does not divulge reasons why it rules against individuals.
Several nominees for embassy jobs abroad who were earlier disbarred by the Commission subsequently appealed to the courts and won their cases.