By Ahmed Elumami.
Tripoli,10 September 2013:
The Public Officials Standards Commission (POSC), set up under the Political Isolation Law, has announced that so . . .[restrict]far it has vetted and cleared 125 members of Congress. None, so far, has been disqualified from office. In the case of the former president and deputy president of Congress, Mohamed Magarief and Juma Ateega, both men resigned first. Although, they had joined the opposition to Qaddafi long ago but had earlier served as regime officials, thus rendering them ineligible for office under the new law.
“We are about to finish implementing the law on the rest of the Congress members,” the spokesman of the POSC, Nasser Belnour, told the Libya Herald. All members, he said, had received questionnaires involvement with the Qaddafi regime last July.
If any Congress members or its employees did not meet the standards under the law they would informed, Belnour explained, and would have the right to launch an appeal to the courts within a ten-day period. The Court has to have more than one session to adjudicate an appeal, he added.
If the court upholds a decision against the person, “isolating” him or her, and he/she refuses to comply, criminal proceedings would be initiated, he said.
Although no Congress members have been “isolated”, the Commission said that the deputies of the Ministry of Local Government and of Agriculture, Khaled Ibrahim Bakr and Adnan Faraj Jibril, and the two deputies of the Ministry of Education, Mohamed Ali Al-Awar and Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim, had not did met the standards of the Political Isolation Law. [/restrict]