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Libyan rebels call for Tunisia to hand over Gaddafi premier

Arab World Materials 24 September 2011 22:14 (UTC +04:00)
The Libyan rebels' Transitional National Council on Saturday called for Tunisia to hand over Libya's former prime minister, Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, who was arrested and jailed by Tunisian authorities days ago, dpa reported.
Libyan rebels call for Tunisia to hand over Gaddafi premier

The Libyan rebels' Transitional National Council on Saturday called for Tunisia to hand over Libya's former prime minister, Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi, who was arrested and jailed by Tunisian authorities days ago, dpa reported.

"The new authorities in Libya want Mahmoudi be handed over to face fair trial for what he committed against the Libyans," the council's Deputy Chairman Abdel Hafiz Ghuqa told the pro-rebel Free Libya TV.

He did not say if the rebel council had formally requested Mahmoudi's extradition.

On Thursday, a Tunisian court sentenced Mahmoudi to six months in prison for illegally entering the country.

Mahmoudi served as prime minister under the now-fugitive Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi from March 2011 until the rebels captured the capital Tripoli in late August.

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