Blair helped Gaddafi's son with his doctorate
Britain's former prime minister Tony Blair helped Moamer's Gaddafi's son Saif al-Islam with his doctorate at the London School of Economics (LSE), according to a press report Sunday based on documents found at the abandoned British embassy in Tripoli.
The Sunday Times reported that a letter, signed by Blair, addressed him as "Engineer Saif", and thanked him for outlining his proposed thesis.
It then went on to suggest examples that "might help you with your studies."
Blair led international efforts from 2004 onwards to bring Gaddafi back into the international fold after years of isolation, but before the current conflict in Libya.
The younger Gaddafi studied at the LSE, although the prestigious university has since passed on to charity a donation he gave them.
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