Niger extradites Gaddafi's son Saadi to Libya

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Niger extradites Gaddafi's son Saadi to Libya

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Three years after the uprising which killed Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, one of his sons, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger to Libya. Authorities confirmed his transfer Thursday morning saying he is being held in a Tripoli prison.

He had fled to neighbouring Niger following his father’s death.

The country had previously refused to hand him over saying that he was “certain to face the death penalty”.

He stands accused of shooting protesters, as well as a string of other offences under his father’s leadership, though is not wanted by the International Criminal Court.

A keen footballer, he was best-known in Europe for his brief career at top Italian club, Perugia – a position believed to have been bought through the family’s financial influences in the country.