As his helicopter touched down at Tripoli in Libya what has been described as a sense of relief spread across the North African country.
On board was Abdullah al-Senussi the former spy chief after being extradited from Mauritania where he had been arrested in March.
Officials confirmed he will face charges of crimes against humanity in a trial they said would be held, “according to international standards for human rights.”. On the streets his return was welcomed.
“We wish that the law will take the right course because he is the, “Black Box” of Muammar Gaddafi and all his crimes. I hope that the government will do its job and that martyrs’ families will take their right back,” said one man.
Senussi has been linked to the 1988 bombing over Lockerbie in Scotland of a Pan Am jet in which 270 were killed. Diplomatic sources have said the United States is keen to question him about that attack. He is also wanted by France and the International Criminal Court.