Libya: Wanted Gaddafi Spy Chief Extradited to Libya

He was once one of the most feared men in Libya. Now Abdullah al-Senussi, Muammar Gaddafi’s former spy chief, is back in the country – after being … ( Resource: Gaddafi Spy Chief in Libyan Hands

Tripoli — Muammar Gadhafi’s former spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi was taken into Libyan government custody on Wednesday after being extradited by Mauritania to face charges of crimes against humanity, officials said.

The fugitive’s extradition from Mauritania, where he was arrested in March as he tried to enter the country from Morocco using a Malian passport under a different name, was first announced by Mauritanian state television.

“Mauritanian authorities hand over ex-Libyan spy chief Abdullah al-Senussi to Libya,” read a news flash on the screen.

“The office of the prosecutor general has received Senussi and he will undergo a number of medical tests. Soon he will also undergo interrogation for the cases he has been charged with,” prosecutor general spokesman Taha Ba’ra told Reuters.

Wednesday’s move comes after Libya said Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam will go on trial this month in the town of Zintan, despite an ICC warrant against him also for arrest on charges of crimes against humanity.



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