Gadhafi Son Handed Back to Libya
Saadi Gadhafi to face charges of killing protesters
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2014 2:03 AM CST
Saadi Gadhafi, son of the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, watches a military exercise months before the regime's downfall.   (AP Photo/Abdel Magid al-Fergany, File)

(Newser) – After years of very comfortable house arrest in Niger, one of Moammar Gadhafi's surviving sons is now in Libyan custody. Saadi Gadhafi, who fled Libya for Niger as his father's regime collapsed in 2011, was extradited from the West African country today and is now in a Tripoli prison, reports the AP. Officials say the Gadhafi son once known for his playboy lifestyle will be treated "in accordance with international law."

Gadhafi was wanted by Libyan authorities for his role in crushing protests against the regime and killing protesters, but unlike his brother, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, who is being held by a militia in the west of the country, he is not wanted by the International Criminal Court for war crimes, CNN reports. At least three of Gadhafi's other sons were killed during the uprising.

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BCS
Mar 6, 2014 1:23 PM CST
"crushing protests against the regime and killing protesters" So I can brandish, and fire an AK at a protest, and the US government would be cool with that? If they fire on me, then they'll be wanted by the international court? I wish I could read an honest article about what happened there. The west gave them weapons and intelligence, and sent them after Gadhafi, then the west bombed the shit out of the country when that didn't work. Littering the country with depleted Uranium from the bombs and munitions. Now that Gadhafi is gone, the cities are in ruins, Al Qaeda is running around everywhere, women have lost their rights, medical care has become third world, Muslim extremists run kangaroo courts, and execute their opposition, and Black Africans have been executed and jailed in zoos, simply for the color of their skin. But hey.....The west got their central bankers into power to manipulate and steal from the people of Libya. So mission accomplished. and we wonder why Putin called bullshit on the Ukrainian uprising. It's never grass roots, is it? At least not yet.
$14681541
Mar 6, 2014 12:29 PM CST
"will be treated in accordance with international law." Only when the news cameras are rolling.
clmsadjman
Mar 6, 2014 11:01 AM CST
Hope he make peace with his maker he will probably die of the same affliction as his father and other brother.