Former PM returns to Libya, vows to resume 'struggle'

Al Zeidan termed as "unconstitutional" an earlier decision by Libya's interim parliament to sack his government.

Former PM returns to Libya, vows to resume 'struggle'

World Bulletin / News Desk

Former Libyan prime minister Ali Zeidan arrived in the eastern city of Al-Bayda on Wednesday for the first time since he left the country in March.

Zeidan's arrival comes despite a travel ban issued by Libya's Attorney-General against Zeidan on March 11 on corruption allegations.

Having arrived to the airport in Al-Bayda, Zeidan called on his country's judiciary to be fair to his government.

He termed as "unconstitutional" an earlier decision by Libya's interim parliament to sack his government.

Libya does not have a constitution, but the country's interim parliament functions in the light of a constitutional declaration created following the 2011 ouster of long-serving ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

Describing the travel ban against him as "politically-motivated", Zeidan said he returned to Libya to resume what he called his "his political struggle".

"I will initially settle down in Al-Bayda among my friends and family," Zeidan said, going on to say that he had left Libya in March to preserve public order and to uncover the "violations" committed by his country's parliament.

Last month, Zeidan spelled out his support for renegade Libyan general Khalifa Haftar who has been waging a fierce war against militias in eastern Libya for several weeks now.

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