Qaddafi Cheesed at Swiss Over Son's Arrest

Diplomats, businesses under fire in Libya after Hannibal detained for Geneva assault
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 24, 2008 3:43 PM CDT
Muammar Qaddafi alleges his son was mistreated by Swiss authorities after his July 15 arrest.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi is waging a diplomatic, business and public-relations offensive against Switzerland, the Times of London reports, in response to the July 15 arrest of his son Hannibal in the assault of a Geneva hotel worker. Qaddafi has closed Swiss offices and expelled diplomats, apparently organizing a boisterous gathering outside the Swiss embassy in Tripoli to protest the “mistreatment” of 32-year-old Hannibal, who’s out on bail.