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Ex-Libyan PM to be extradited

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Ex-Libyan PM to be extradited


Tunisia has announced it will extradite former Libyan Prime Minister Al Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi to Libya.

The Tunisian Justice Minister said the handover could happen within days or weeks.

The No. 2 of late Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi begun a hunger strike in protest on Saturday.

Mahmoudi served as the Libyan dictator’s prime minister from 2006 until he fled to neighbouring Tunisia around the time that rebel fighters took the capital Tripoli in August.

A Tunisian court ruled as far back as November that Mahmoudi should be extradited.

But President Moncef al-Marzouki later said the handover would not happen until the situation in Libya had stabilised and Mahmoudi could be guaranteed a fair trial after Gaddafi himself was killed by rebels and his rotting corpse left on display.

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