(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) The Libyan government announced today that former leader Muammar Gaddafi's son, Saadi, has been extradited from Niger and is now in custody in Tripoli.
Saadi Gaddafi fled after his father was killed in the 2011 revolutio
He is accused of shooting protesters and other crimes during his father's rule, when he was head of Libya's special force
The Libyan government made an announcement about Saadi Gaddafi's extradition in a short statement early on Thursda
"The Libyan government received today Saadi Gaddafi and he arrived in Tripoli," it said. Niger had previously refused Libyan requests to extradite him, with the justice minister saying he was "certain to face the death penalty
In 2012, Interpol issued a "red notice", obliging member countries to arrest hi
Saadi Gaddafi had reportedly resided in a state guesthouse in Niger's capital, Niamey, after fleeing across the Sahara Desert