Libyan parliament defies supreme court ruling

Libyan lawyers celebrate after the court invalidated the country’s parliament, outside the Supreme Court in Tripoli, Nov. 6, 2014. (Reuters)

The internationally recognized Libyan parliament on Thursday rejected a Supreme Court ruling to invalidate it, saying the verdict was issued “under the threat of arms.”

“The House of Representatives rejects the verdict under these conditions and says it is still functioning, as is the government” elected on June 25, an official statement broadcast live on Libya Awalan television said.

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