Niger granted asylum to Saadi Gaddafi

This decision comes in defiance of Interpol’s request to extradite Saadi Gaddafi.

Gaddafi’s second son, Seif al Islam, remains at large, according to the Tripoli Post. In other extradition news, Middle East Online reports that Mustafa Abdel Jalil promised that former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmudi will receive a fair trial pending his extradition from Tunisia.

The Hudba el-Gassi compound, formerly a secret detention centre, is now the site of a prison where former Gaddafi loyalists and others are being held, according to National Public Radio (NPR). Militia members are detaining people, and Libyan officials stated that they are uncertain who is being arrested and by what justification. According to the article, the justice system is not prepared to handle these cases quickly. It is possible that the rate of detentions is increasing based on reports, though Libyan records have not been released.

Source: Australian Herald Sun

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