Gaddafi son denies plot to sneak into Mexico
Cairo - A lawyer says slain Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son has "vigorously denied" having plotted to illegally sneak into Mexico to escape his home country as his father's regime was under siege by rebels.
Al-Saadi Gaddafi fled to the neighbouring country of Niger in September and the government there has given him refugee status.
Mexico claimed on Wednesday that he and three relatives had initiated plans to sneak into Mexico under false names and take clandestine refuge at a Pacific coast resort.
Defence lawyer Nick Kaufman said in an email on Friday that al-Saadi had fled Libya because he had feared for his life and was grateful to Niger for providing refuge.
He said however that al-Saadi denied ever formulating or sponsoring "any criminal plot to obtain illegal entry into Mexico".