Tunisia to extradite former Libyan PM

Tunisia`s authorities have received guarantees from Libyan government that Baghdadi Mahmoudi will receive a fair trial.

Tunis: Tunisian government has agreed to extradite former Libyan prime minister Baghdadi Mahmoudi, Xinhua reported.

According to Tunisian Justice Minister Noureddine Bhiri, the country`s authorities have received guarantees from Libyan government that the former Libyan prime minister will receive a fair trial in his native country.

Mahmoudi, who is awaiting his extradition in the Mornaguia prison near Tunis, could be extradited "within days, weeks or maybe longer" pending procedural issues, a Tunisian radio quoted Bhiri as saying on Tuesday.
The ex-Libyan prime minister, charged in November 2011 with crossing the border illegally, was later acquitted of the charge. During the same month, a Tunisian court agreed to extradite him. Since then, the former Libyan official remained in jail pending the government decision to extradite him.

IANS

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