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Niger:Gaddafi’s son under surveillance in Niger + RElated News

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Laaska News  Sept. 13,2011

 Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi. Photo: EPA   

According to the Government of Niger, Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi, who has recently arrived there, is not detained, but placed under surveillance.

Meanwhile Muammar Gaddafi has been put on the international wanted list, and the authorities of Niger have said they will extradite him if he should arrive in the African country.

Saadi is the third of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons. He gave up his career of a professional footballer in 2004 to join his father’s army and assume the command of an elite unit.



US: Niger transferring Qadhafi’s 3rd son


The US State Department says the government of Niger is transferring to its capital the 3rd son of deposed Libyan leader Muammar al-Qadhafi.

Niger announced on Sunday that a military patrol intercepted a vehicle carrying the 3rd son, Saadi, when it crossed the border into northern Niger.

US State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland confirmed the information on Monday.

She told reporters that the government of Niger was either in the process or had already brought Saadi to the capital of Niamey with the intention to detain him.

Nuland said Niger has made clear that it is prepared to cooperate with the Libyan National Transitional Council, and that the NTC is expected to make its own decision about what to do with Qadhafi’s son.

A UN Security Council resolution adopted in February included Saadi in a list of Libyan officials banned from traveling abroad.
Laaska News.