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Ex-Libya PM fears death if extradited home

Last Updated: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:45

Tunis: Libya`s last prime minister under deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi says he is afraid of being killed if he is extradited from Tunisia where he has been detained for the last eight months.
In the letter publicised by Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi`s defence lawyers on Thursday, the former Libyan official says he fears "immediate execution" if sent back home and adds that the Libyan transitional government has "neither the will nor the capacity for a fair trial."

Tunisia announced on Tuesday it had acquiesced to Libya`s many requests for Al-Mahmoudi`s extradition. It has pledged, however, to send a delegation to ensure he gets a fair trial.

Al-Mahmoudi was detained in September for illegally crossing into Tunisia, while fleeing Libya.

Libyans accuse Al-Mahmoudi of war crimes and crimes against humanity, which he denies.


First Published: Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:45

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