Saadi Gaddafi extradited from Niger to prison in Libya

Saadi Gaddafi extradited from Niger to prison in Tripoli, Libya

Saadi Gaddafi, the fugitive son of former Libyan leader Moamar Gaddafi has been transferred to a prison in Tripoli after being extradited to Libya from Niger to face charges.

The younger Gaddafi, 40, is often described as the playboy son and is known for his brief stint playing professional football in Italy.

After his father was deposed in 2011, he fled the country to neighbouring Niger.

He has been accused of shooting protesters during his father’s rule, and has now been extradited back to Libya.

Pictures have been posted online showing him in custody, having his hair and beard shaved by authorities.

“The Libyan government received today Saadi Gaddafi and he arrived in Tripoli,” prime minister Ali Zeidan’s cabinet said in a statement that thanked Niger’s government for its help.The extradition is a success for Mr Zeidan but also a test of whether his government is able to hold such a high-profile prisoner and organise a fair trial in the political chaos that has followed the uprising.Since escaping Libya, Gaddafi had been held under house arrest in the Niger capital Niamey. Libyan authorities believe he was active from there in fomenting […]

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