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Mauritania - Gaddafi spy chief to Libya?

2012-03-20 19:42

Nouakchott - Libya's vice premier says Mauritania's president has given him a "positive" response to Libya's request for the handover of Muammar Gaddafi's former intelligence chief.

Mustafa Abu Shaghour said on Tuesday he appreciated President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's "courageous position" toward Libya's extradition request for Abdullah al-Senoussi.

Al-Senoussi was detained on Saturday in Mauritania.

The International Criminal Court, France and Libya all say they want to prosecute al-Senoussi.

The former intelligence chief is accused of attacking civilians during the uprising in Libya last year and of the 1989 bombing of a French airliner.