Gaddafi’s son extradited to Libya

Muammer Gaddafi’s son Saadi has been extradited from Niger to the Libyan capital of Tripoli where he is being held in Hadaba Prison.

The Libyan Interim Government announced the extradition on its official Facebook page.

“The Libyan Government received today (6/3/2014) Al Saadi Gaddafi. He arrived in Libya and is located at the Libyan judiciary police station,” the release said.

“The Libyan Government thanks the President of the Republic of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou, we also thank the Niger Government and the people of Niger for their cooperation with the Libyan Government in pledging its commitment to the treatment of the accused on the principles of justice and international norms in dealing with prisoners. God save Libya.”

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Saadi Gaddafi fled to Niger in September 2011 as his father’s forces were being defeated. Saadi feared he would face execution in Libya and was granted entry to Niger on humanitarian grounds.

Niger has refused to release Saadi in the past. In 2011, Interpol issued a “red notice” demanding its member states arrest Saadi for extradition if he was found on their land.

In December 2011, Mexico halted a plan to transfer Saadi from Niger to Mexico.

Saadi captained the Libyan national football team before the revolution.


Photo source, BBC

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