TRIPOLI (AA) – Niger handed a former aide of slain strongman Muammar Gaddafi over to the Libyan authorities on Friday, Libya’s interim prime minister said.
Abdullah Mansour, who had been in charge of media affairs under Gaddafi, was “handed over to the general prosecution and will be tried in line with local and international laws,” Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said in televised statements.
Officials at Hadaba Prison, where several Gaddafi-era officials remain in detention, confirmed to Anadolu Agency that Mansour had arrived at the prison on Friday.
In a Friday statement, the Libyan government accused Mansour of “involvement in terrorist activities aimed at shaking the security and stability of Libya.”
The government also accused Mansour of “providing support for elements accused of carrying out bloody acts in southern Libya in recent weeks.”
In line with international law, the government has pledged to provide Mansour with a fair trial.
Libya’s interim authorities have already persuaded several other countries to hand over Gaddafi-era officials, topped by former intelligence head Abdullah Senussi (handed over by Maurtiania) and former prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi (handed over by Tunisia).
By Mohamed al-Nagem
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