Saturday, March 28, 2015   

Saadi Gaddafi in Libyan custody
(03-06 17:15)

Niger has turned over a son of the late Libyan strongman Moamer Gaddafi to Libyan authorities, Tripoli announced.
The government said Saadi Gaddafi, who fled across the Sahara desert to Niger during the 2011 uprising, was in Libyan custody.
The Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, a militia made up of former rebels, released five pictures on Facebook of a disconsolate-looking Saadi in a blue jumpsuit getting his head and beard shaved.
He knelt on the floor as his hair was shorn by a man.
Saadi was best known as the head of Libya's football federation and a player who paid his way into Italy's top division.
The playboy footballer, born in May 1973, had been off the radar since fleeing across the desert in September 2011.
Libya had repeatedly called for Saadi's extradition from Niger, which had granted him asylum since September 2011 on “humanitarian'' grounds, saying it had insufficient guarantees Libya's new rulers would give him a fair trial.
Saadi is subject to UN sanctions including a travel ban and assets freeze.—AFP
   
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