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Libya demands handover of Gaddafi`s spy chief

Abdullah al-Senussi was held at the airport in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, after flying from Morocco.



Tripoli: Libya has formally requested the handover of slain dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, who has been arrested in Mauritania.

Mohammed al-Harizy, a spokesman for Libya`s National Transitional Council “insisted” Senussi be extradited to Libya to face trial.

“We insist that Senussi is extradited to Libya,” The BBC quoted Harizy, as saying.

“There are demands from the ICC and France to get Senussi, but the priority is to deliver Senussi to Libya,” he added.

According to an official, Senussi was held at the airport in the Mauritanian capital, Nouakchott, after flying from Morocco using a false passport.

Mauritania has already said it wants to carry out its own investigation before considering any extradition requests, but has however, not yet provided any evidence of his arrest.

Senussi, nicknamed “the butcher”, was one of the last significant members of the Gaddafi regime.

A French court has already convicted him in absentia of involvement in a 1989 attack on a French plane that killed 170 people, and sentenced him to life in prison.

ANI

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