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Gaddafi family granted Oman asylum: Libya Foreign Minister

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 09:10

Doha: Libya`s foreign minister says the widow of the late ruler Muammar Gaddafi and other family members have been granted asylum in Oman.

Mohamed Abdelaziz told reporters in Qatar today that the family members had moved from Algeria following an asylum offer by Oman.

He gave no further details, but it`s believed that Gaddafi`s widow Safiya, three of the late leader`s children as well as grandchildren left Algeria late last year.

Abdelaziz said it was "too soon" to discuss whether Libya would eventually seek their extradition. But he defended Oman`s right to host the Gaddafi family members.

One of Gaddafi`s son, Seif al-Islam, was captured by rebels.

Omani officials have made no official comment.

Abdelaziz and other top regional envoys have been in Qatar ahead of an Arab League summit.


First Published: Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 08:44
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