[QODLink]
Africa
Tawerghans cast doubt over Libya election
Displaced minority that allegedly backed Muammar Gaddafi say they have been unable to register for poll.
Last Modified: 03 Jun 2012 13:34

Libya plans to soon hold its first elections in four decades. More than 2.7 million people have registered to vote.

But members of some minority groups accused of being loyal to Muammar Gaddafi, the late leader toppled in a popular uprising, say the upcoming elections are meaningless to them as they continue to be marginalised.

About 40,000 Tawerghans are now living in squalid camps on the outskirts of numerous cities after being displaced from their hometown.

They say many of their people could not register to vote because of their displacement. 

Omar al-Saleh reports from Benghazi.

95

Source:
Al Jazeera
Topics in this article
People
Country
Featured on Al Jazeera
Mother of jailed Al Jazeera journalist Abdullah Elshamy says her son's ordeal highlights the value of press freedom.
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
Western fighters have streamed into the Middle East to help 'liberate' Arab countries such as Syria and Libya.
The Pakistani government is proposing reform of the nation's madrassas, which are accused of fostering terrorism.
Featured
Survivors of Bangladesh garment factory collapse say they received little compensation and face economic hardship.
As Iraq prepares to vote, deadly violence is surging. But at the site of one bomb attack, people insist life must go on.
French Jews and Muslims say recent National Front victories in mayoral races reflect rising xenophobia.
Up to 23,000 federal prisoners could qualify for clemency under new Justice Department initiative.
After years of rapid growth, Argentina is bracing for another economic crisis as inflation eats up purchasing power.
join our mailing list