Political Persecution Continues as the Integrity Commission Bans Two More Officials

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Hadi Fornaji

The Integrity Commission has disbarred two more members of the General National Congress. Both represent the Sebha constituency. Mohamed Menawi Ahmed Al-Hudairi  is an independent member for the town and Senussi Erhouma Mohamed Erhouma won his seat on the party list system as member of the Arrakeeza party.

The bans bring the number of Congress memebrs disbarred by the Commission so far to 14.

The commission has also banned a raft of other officials.  These are:

  • Abdullah Salem Radwan Fiqhi, director of post-graduate studies and training at the University of Sirte;
  • Colonel Fawzi Juma Mohamed Faqi, Training Division Commander of border guards and oil installations;
  • Mohsen Ramadan Mahmoud Jaber, Director of Free Zliten Radio;
  • Juma Tahir Sharif, Director of National Commercial Bank, Sirte branch;
  • Khalifa Abdul-Majeed Wassah, Director of the Sirte Tourism Office;
  • ‪Naji Mahmoud Milad Ibrahim, Director of the Investment Management and Planning at the National Oil Company;
  • Abdel-Fattah Juma Milad Ouzi, Financial Auditor abroad;
  • Mohamed Ali Khalifa Sakah, Chairman of the Economic Development Company for the Import of Construction Materials;
  • Ghada Issa Hussein Falah, head of the Pharmaceutical and Chemistry Department, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Benghazi;
  • Issawi Mehdi Ali, Director of Administrative and Financial Affairs at the Ministry of Education;
  • Salem Sulaiman Mohamed Yusif, Jakhira Local Council member;
  • Abdel Fattah Saleh Abdala M’Hamed, assistant, Libyan Embassy, Madrid, Sapin;
  • Mabrouk Abdullah Amer Ferjany, advisor, Libyan Embass, Equatorial Guinea;
  • Saad Zahir Ahmed Aoun Zamona, Minister Plenipotentiary at the Libyan Embassy, Manila, Philippines;
  • Ibrahim Ramadan Ibrahim bin Shaaban, consular affairs official at the Libyan Consulate-General, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Those disbarred have the right to challenge the Commission’s ruling in the courts, first in the Appeal Court and then in the Supreme Court. If an appellant fails in both cases, the disbarment takes effect and organisations or institutions in which he or she is serving have to remove him or her.

There is confusion whether the Commission’s remit extends to the private sector. Earlier this month, it demanded the Prime Minister to sack the chairman of Sharara Oil Services, Abdel-Wahab Abdel-Daim Gnidi, whom the Commission ruled last year was compromised by his involvement with the Qaddafi regime and who is still in the job although his appeal to the Surpeme Court failed on 18 November.  However, Sharara Oil is a private company and under Libyan law only the directors or shareholders at present can remove a chairman.

The Commission’s remit is supposed to expire at the end of the year.