Libya Asks Niger To Hand Over Gadhafi's Son

Published February 11, 2012 12:45PM (EST)

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya has asked Niger to hand over one of Moammar Gadhafi's sons living under house arrest in the neighboring African nation after he warned his homeland was facing a new uprising.

Mohammed Hareizi, spokesman for the ruling National Transitional Council, said Saturday that Niger must comply with the request to extradite Al-Saadi Gadhafi and other officials to "preserve its relationship and interests" in Libya.

Gadhafi made the comments Friday in a telephone interview with Al-Arabiya TV. He says he remains in touch with many supporters in Libya.

Gadhafi is not wanted by the International Criminal Court but is the subject of U.N. sanctions. He fled to Niger after the Libyan capital Tripoli fell to rebels.

By Salon Staff

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