Libya parliament rejects supreme court decision to nullify it

Libyan security forces stand guard outside the supreme court in Tripoli on November 5, 2014Libya’s internationally recognised parliament on Thursday rejected a supreme court decision to nullify it, saying the ruling was taken “under the threat of arms”. “The House of Representatives rejects the verdict under these conditions and says it is still functioning, as is the government” elected on June 25, an official statement broadcast live on Libya Awalan television said. It charged that the ruling announced earlier on Thursday by the Tripoli-based supreme court was taken “under the threat of arms” because the capital is “ruled by outlawed militias”. The statement was read out by lawmaker Adam Abu Sakhra.

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