Al-Mahmoudi loses extradition appeal
A Tunis appellate court on Friday (November 25th) upheld the extradition of former Libyan Prime Minister Al-Baghdadi Ali Al-Mahmoudi, TAP reported. Al-Mahmoudi did not attend the hearing, after receiving what his lawyer claimed were “written death threats from Libyans”.
The 70-year-old has been battling his return to Libya on the grounds that he formally applied for refugee status in Tunisia.
Al-Mahmoudi, Libya's prime minister until the final days of the Kadhafi regime, was arrested September 21st in Tamaghza while attempting to cross into Algeria. He was convicted of illegal entry and sentenced to six months in prison.
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