26 December – 1 January: Russian Envoy says Said al-Islam Qaddafi has right to run for president

Jan 1, 2019 | International actors

On 27 December, Bloomberg reported that Russian Envoy Mikhail Bogdanov said Saif al-Islam Qaddafi could be a unifying figure for Libya and has the right to run for president in the elections next year despite being wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bogdanov stated that he has been in contact with Saif al-Islam via phone with the latter assuring the envoy that he is safe.