Libya seeks custody of Gadhafi spy-chief
NOUAKCHOTT | A top Libyan official traveled to the Mauritanian capital Monday to press for the extradition of one of Moammar Gadhafi’s closest associates, the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-senoussi.
Libyan Deputy Prime Minister Mustafa Abu Shaghour told reporters at the airport that he had come with a plea on behalf of the people of Libya.
“We are here to ask our Mauritanian brothers to hand over this criminal who has committed many crimes against the Libyan people,” he said. “We will judge him in Libya.”
The former intelligence chief is accused of attacking civilians during the uprising in Libya last year and of the 1989 bombing of a French airliner. The International Criminal Court, France and Libya all said they want to prosecute Mr. al-senoussi.