Libya demands Niger hand over Saadi Gaddafi

AL JAZEERA

Libya has demanded Niger hand over one of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons who is under house arrest in the neighbouring nation after he warned in a television interview that his homeland was facing a new uprising.

Saadi Gaddafi

Mohammed Hareizi, spokesman for the ruling National Transitional Council (NTC), said on Saturday that Niger must extradite Saadi Gaddafi and other ex-regime officials to “preserve its relationship and interests” in Libya.

The demand came days before the first anniversary of the February 17 start of the uprising that led to months of civil war and the eventual removal and death of the longtime Libyan leader.

Saadi Gaddafi and more than 30 other loyalists fled to Niger after Tripoli fell to rebels in September.

Niger rejects demand

Niger responded that it could not hand over Saadi, who fled south to the West African state in September as Libyan forces gain the upper hand over his father’s forces, because he would face execution in Libya.  Read more…

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