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Niger Declines to Extradite Qaddafi’s Son, Official Says

February 12, 2012

Feb. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Niger won’t extradite al-Saadi Qaddafi, a son of the former Libyan dictator, the country’s Minister of Justice Marou Amadou said today.

“Despite having violated the rules of asylum, Saadi Qaddafi will not be extradited for now,” Amadou said at a press conference in the capital Niamey.

The government was responding to a request by the Libyan Transitional Council for the extradition.

--Editors: Dan Liefgreen, James Kraus

To contact the reporter on this story: Djibril Saidou via Accra at ebowers1@bloomberg.net.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Antony Sguazzin at asguazzin@bloomberg.net


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