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Gadhafi spy chief extradited to Libya


 

Moammar Gadhafi’s former spy chief has been extradited to Libya from Mauritania, The Associated Press reports.

A statement from the Mauritania government says that Abdullah al-Senoussi, was sent back to Libya on Wednesday morning, giving no further details. Al-Senoussi was arrested at Mauritania’s international airport in March, where he wore an elaborate disguise and carried a fake passport.

American House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, who led a delegation to the region earlier this year, told reporters that the U.S. had a “particular interest (in seeing him arrested) because of his role with the Lockerbie bombing.”

The 1988 airplane bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland, killed 270 people.

The French government also wants to put al-Senoussi on trial, as he was one of six Libyans convicted in absentia for the 1989 bombing of a passenger jet over Niger, that killed 170 people, including 54 French citizens.


 
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