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Libya calls to hand over Gaddafi henchmen

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Libya has called on neighboring countries to hand over the accomplices of assassinated former leader of the country Muammar Gaddafi, who have taken refuge in a number of African and Arab countries.
The head of the ruling National Transition Council, Mustafa Abdel Jalil threatened to review relations with states that do not cooperate in committing the “criminals” to justice.

“They gave shelter to the enemies of the Libyan people – criminals who stole money from Libya, slaughtered Libyans,” – he said at a press conference, without naming specific countries.

One of Muammar Gaddafi’s sons, Saadi, is presently in Niger. The state refuses to extradite him, citing the fact that at home he faces execution.

The widow of the former leader of Libya, Safia, daughter Aisha and his sons, Mohammed and Hannibal – have all settled in Algeria, which granted them asylum on humanitarian grounds.

Former Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi is in jail in Tunisia, pending a decision on his extradition.