Libya’s Mufti: HoR is legally and lawfully dissolved

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Libya’s Grand Mufti, Sheikh Al-Sadiq Al-Gharyani, on Wednesday, said that the House of Representatives (HoR) is committing a crime by continuing to hold power, as it has been “legally and lawfully dissolved.”

Sheikh Al-Gharyani referred to the HoR’s recent decision to repeal a law approved by the General National Congress in 2013, which prohibits Riba-based interest (usury) in banks.

During its Tuesday session, the HoR adopted a draft resolution to amend some legislation, including Law No.1 2013, that prohibits Libyan banks from charging usurious interests.

In his weekly Fatwa program on the Tanasuh TV channel, the Mufti called for action to overthrow the HoR, stating that the decisions it makes are illegitimate.