Libya's al-Thinni rejects return of interior minister

Prime Minister of Libya's Tobruk-based government, Abdullah al-Thinni, on Wednesday ruled out a decision by parliament to allow a suspended interior minister to return to work.

Libya's al-Thinni rejects return of interior minister

World Bulletin / News Desk 

In a letter to the interior minister's office, al-Thinni said the decision to allow Omar al-Sanki back to work was "unlawful."

He added in his letter that, if the minister returned to work, all his financial and administrative decisions would be illegal.

Al-Thinni also said he would penalize anyone who carried out al-Sanki's ministerial decisions.

Al-Thinni had previously ordered al-Sanki's suspension, reiterating on Wednesday that the decision remained in effect.

Libya's Tobruk-based parliament ordered al-Sanki to return to work on Sunday after he was cleared of charges leveled against him.

Parliamentary investigators wrote to al-Thinni and informed him that they had decided to allow the suspended minister to return to work after investigating charges against him.

Al-Sanki had been accused of making remarks in the media critical of the parliament-backed army, MP Tarek al-Garoushi told.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mart 2015, 16:05