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Saadi Kadhafi: Failed footballer son of slain dictator

Saadi Kadhafi, the playboy son of dead dictator Moamer turned over by Niger to Libya, had been off the radar since fleeing across the desert in 2011. On August 21 that year, one day after rebels killed his fallen strongman father and brother Mutassim in Kadhafi's home town of Sirte, Saadi said he was ready to give himself up "if my surrender stops the spilling of blood". Instead he escaped south across the Sahara to Niger more than two weeks after his mother and three other siblings sought refuge in neighbouring Algeria to the west.

Saadi Kadhafi: Failed footballer son of slain dictator

Saadi Kadhafi, the playboy son of dead dictator Moamer who has been turned over by Niger to Libya, had been off the radar since fleeing across the desert in 2011. On August 21 that year, Saadi had said during the uprising against his father that he was ready to give himself up "if my surrender stops the spilling of blood". Instead he escaped south across the Sahara to Niger more than two weeks after his mother and three other siblings sought refuge in neighbouring Algeria to the west.

Fugitive Kadhafi playboy son handed back to Libya

A son of late dictator Moamer Kadhafi was extradited Thursday from Niger to Libya, where he is accused of murder and repression during the 2011 uprising that ended his father's four-decade rule. "Saadi Kadhafi was handed over to the Libyan government on March 6. He has arrived in the country and is in the custody of the judiciary's police," a government statement said. The government said Saadi Kadhafi, a former professional footballer, would be held in accordance with "international standards regarding the treatment of prisoners".

Libya says Niger handed over Gadhafi's son al-Saadi, wanted by authorities in Tripoli

TRIPOLI, Libya - Niger on Thursday extradited to Libya one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons, al-Saadi, who fled as his father's regime crumbled in 2011 and who was under house arrest in the desert West African nation ever since, the government in Tripoli said. The authorities said al-Saadi — one of the deposed Libyan leader's eight children — will be treated "in accordance with international law."

Niger hands Kadhafi son Saadi over to Libya

Niger has turned a son of the late dictator Moamer Kadhafi over to Libyan authorities, the Tripoli government said Thursday, as a government-allied militia released pictures of him in captivity. The government said Saadi Kadhafi, who fled across the Sahara desert to Niger during the 2011 uprising that saw rebels capture and kill his father after ending his four-decade dictatorship, was in Libyan custody, promising to release more details at a later time. bur/jk/db

Niger hands Kadhafi son Saadi over to Libya

Niger has turned a son of the late dictator Moamer Kadhafi over to Libyan authorities, the Tripoli government said Thursday, as a government-allied militia released pictures of him in captivity. The government said Saadi Kadhafi, who fled across the Sahara desert to Niger during the 2011 uprising that saw rebels capture and kill his father, ending his four-decade dictatorship, was in Libyan custody. The Tripoli Revolutionaries Brigade, a militia made up of former rebels, released pictures on Facebook of Saadi in a blue jumpsuit getting his head shaved.

Niger extradites Gaddafi's son Saadi to Tripoli, Libya says

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Niger has extradited Muammar Gaddafi's son Saadi, who just arrived in Tripoli and was brought to a prison, the Libyan government said on Thursday. The North African country had been seeking the extradition of Saadi, who had fled to the southern neighbour nation after the toppling of Gaddafi in a NATO-backed uprising in 2011. "The Libyan government received today Saadi Gaddafi and he arrived in Tripoli," the cabinet of Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said in a statement.

Libya confusion after Kadhafi son trial hearing not held

There was confusion Thursday over the trial of Seif al-Islam, son of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi, after a scheduled hearing on charges of threatening national security did not take place. Seif, whose charges stem from the 2011 uprising that ousted his father, last appeared in court in the western city of Zintan on December 12. His lawyer said then that the next hearing was scheduled for Thursday, and prosecution spokesman Seddik al-Sour confirmed that as recently as Wednesday.

Libya to give legal recognition to uprising rape victims

The Libyan government decided Wednesday to recognise as "war victims" women who suffered sexual violence during the 2011 popular uprising that ousted and killed long-time dictator Moamer Kadhafi. It adopted a decree that "protects victims of rape during the war of liberation and recognises them as victims of war," Justice Minister Salah al-Marghani said. Under the decree, those women will be able to benefit from financial, medical, housing and education assistance.

Libya MPs denounce militia ultimatum as coup threat

Libya's interim assembly said it was facing an impending "coup" Tuesday after ex-rebel militias gave it a five-hour deadline to hand over power. The potential crisis comes exactly three years after the start of the Arab Spring uprising that toppled dictator Moamer Kadhafi but left Libya with a weak central government that has struggled to impose order on former rebel brigades turned militias.
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