Gaddafi son denies plot to sneak into Mexico

2011-12-09 16:15

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".

  • ashraf.khan786 - 2011-12-09 16:44

    How do you plan on sneaking into a country which is halfway across the world...its not like Mexico is next to Libya.....and also there are no direct flights from Tripoli to Mexico City. The opening paragraph of the article just sounds so wrong

      Heinrich - 2011-12-09 18:14

      Do you think SA will blow the whistle on him? He has many friends in countries just like SA....oooh and our government loves revolutionaries..just not any revolutionaries against he will find a way...monsters always do...

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