Ex-Libyan Minister Koussa ‘could be allowed to leave UK’

Former Libyan Foreign Affairs Minister Moussa Koussa could be allowed to leave the UK, British Foreign Secretary has said.

Last Updated: Apr 09, 2011, 18:09 PM IST

London: Former Libyan Foreign Affairs Minister Moussa Koussa, who faces inquiries from the International Criminal Court and families of the victims of Libyan terrorists, could be allowed to leave the United Kingdom, British Foreign Secretary William Hague has said.

Hague said that Koussa would not be forced to return to Libya, but “there are quite a range of places that he could go to live”, the Telegraph reports.

Hague’s comments came as relatives of the Lockerbie bombing victims accepted he might never face trial in Britain.

Western intelligence officials suspect him of having orchestrated the Lockerbie bombing over Scotland in 1988 as well as, a year later, the bombing of a French jet in the Niger airspace.
Koussa had been at the head of Libyan intelligence for over a decade, and is being accused by anti-government forces for the assassination of Libyan expat dissidents abroad.