Senussi, former pillar of Gaddafi regime was arrested in Mauritania

Senussi, former pillar of Gaddafi regime was arrested in Mauritania

Tripoli : Libya | Mar 17, 2012 at 12:50 PM PDT
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Pillar of the Libyan regime of Muammar Qaddafi, Abdullah al-Senussi was arrested by Mauritanian security services when he arrived in Casablanca, Morocco, for a scheduled flight, according to Mauritanian security source who said he was traveling with "a Malian passport falsified."

Brother of the former "Supreme Leader", Abdullah al-Senussi, Colonel aged 62, was among the first circle surrounding Gaddafi. It has long been military intelligence chief of Libya, "one of law enforcement's most powerful and effective regime ',"

The former director of the Libyan Intelligence is looking for the International Criminal Court, which suspects him of crimes against humanity in the suppression of an uprising against Gaddafi. Mauritanian authorities do not intend to consider requests for extradition Senussi, until he was interrogate the local police.

The Libyan authorities announced the arrest of Senussi in November 2011 near Sabha in southern Libya, but no evidence of his capture , no a photo to al-Senussi had been circulated . According to some reports, in October, former chief of intelligence escaped from Libya through Niger and Mali.

Libyan authorities have requested extradition of the former Director of Intelligence and cousin Abdallah Senussi Muammar Gaddafi, who was arrested March 17 in Mauritania.On Saturday, the Libyan government sent to Mauritania official extradition request Senussi for "fair trial".

Meanwhile, plans to extradite the Libyan intelligence chief also French President Nicolas Sarkozy has also announced that France would seek the extradition of Abdullah Senussi, sentenced "in absentia to life imprisonment in the case of the terrorist attack of September 19, 1989 against UTA flight 772, which has killed 170 people, including 54 French "above the Tenere Desert The attack against theft UTA French airline now defunct was the deadliest attacks on France. He had been committed with a suitcase of explosives on-board a flight to Paris via Brazzaville-N'Djamena.

The former official also fingered in the killing of Abu Salim prison, where there were many political prisoners in Tripoli, and where more than a thousand prisoners were killed in a shootout in 1996.

Abdullah al-Senussi remained loyal to Muammar Gaddafi to the end. On 21 August 2011, date of entry of the rebels in the capital, he came to speak to foreign journalists in Tripoli, accusing "the Western intelligence and NATO to work side by side with Al Qaeda to destroy Libya"

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Libya's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi in Tripoli in June
Libya's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi in Tripoli in June
namedo is based in Cairo, Kairo, Egypt, and is a Reporter on Allvoices.
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