Monday, August 29, 2011

Gaddafi family members flee to Algeria

Toppled Libyan leader's wife, his daughter and two of his sons in Algiers, but NTC says it will seek their extraditions.
File picture of Muammar Gaddafi's wife Safia [left], daughter Aisha [centre] and son Hannibal

Muammar Gaddafi's second wife, two of his sons and his daughter have entered Algeria, according to the Algerian foreign ministry.

"The wife of Muammar Gaddafi, Safia, his daughter Aisha, and sons Hannibal and Mohammed, accompanied by their children, entered Algeria at 08:45am local time [0745GMT] through the Algeria-Libyan border," the ministry said in a statement on Monday published by the APS news agency.

However, it gave no information on the toppled Libyan leader, whose whereabouts has remained a mystery since fighters opposed to his government seized control of Tripoli, the Libyan capital, last week.

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1 comment:

  1. Funny thing -
    The British government has asked the Libyan NTC to extradite a man who, it is alleged, shot and killed a London policewoman.
    There are also demands that Libya return the dying Ali Megrahi to the UK as he didn't die quickly enough.
    In both cases the NTC replied that it is a transitional administration, and extradition requests must await decisions made by elected national representatives.
    I imagine that the Algerians could say that they are waiting for applications for extradition from an elected Libyan government.