Tripoli, 10 April 2013:
Congressman Abdurrahman Al-Shater has been disbarred by the Integrity Commission. In a statement today, Wednesday, it said that . . .[restrict]Shater, who represents Tripoli’s Hay Al-Andalous district, had failed to meet its standards and that Congress had been notified of the decision.
Before standing for Congress last year as an independent, Shater was Secretary-General of Mahmoud Jibril’s National Forces Alliance. He was appointed to the post when the NFA was formed in March last year. He stood down in order to become a candidate.
He had been one of the founders of the Libyan Solidarity Party which was unveiled in October 2011 and then joined the alliance.
The former journalist is the 15th member of Congress to be disbarred by the Commission. So far eight have lost all their appeals and are definitively disbarred. Others are still in the appeal process.
Meanwhile, it was also announced today that Amna Mahmoud Mohamed Takhikh who was elected as a Congresswomen in Bani Walid has lost her appeal against disbarment in the Second Court of Appeal. She still can appeal to the Supreme Court.
She was disbarred in January, the same month that the other Bani Walid Congress member, Salem Al-Hadi Ali, lost his final appeal against disbarment by the Commission. [/restrict]