Gaddafi’s Son Extradited from Niger


The former head of Libya’s football federation fled after his father was killed in the 2011 revolution.

He is accused of shooting protestors and other crimes during his father’s rule.

The Libyan Government said in a statement that they had received Saadi Gaddafi in Tripoli.

Niger had previously refused Libyan requests to extradite him, with the Justice Minister saying he was "certain to face the death penalty".

In 2012, Interpol issued a "red notice", obliging member countries to arrest him.

Since the 2011 uprising, Libya's new government has sought the extradition of several Gaddafi family members and ex-officials, with mixed success.

Niger extradited Abdallah Mansur, a former top intelligence official, to Libya on 14th February.

Mauritania also extradited Gaddafi's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi in January 2013.

Libya's highest-profile prisoner, Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, has been held in the mountain town of Zintan since his capture in November 2011.

Meanwhile, Gaddafi's cousin and ex-envoy to Egypt, Ahmad Gaddaf-el-Dam, remains in Egypt despite Tripoli's attempts to secure his extradition.

By Beth Nyaga

Source: BBC News

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