By Libya Herald staff.
Tripoli, 14 February 2014:
Former Qaddafi Internal Security Chief, Abdullah Mansour, who allegedly planned acts of terrorism in exile, . . .[restrict]was today handed over to authorities following his extradition from Niger.
The government welcomed the move, saying it had provided evidence that the former regime official had planned to subvert Libyan security whilst living abroad.
Mansour fled to Niger, where he was granted asylum on humanitarian grounds, during the 2011 revolution. The government said Mansour was returned because he breached the conditions of that asylum.
Saadi Qaddafi, a number of officials and several high-profile fighters loyal to Qaddafi still have asylum in Niger, despite repeated requests for their extradition from the Libyan authorities.
In a statement released today, the government said the development underlined the depth of relations between the two countries, adding that Mansour would be guaranteed the right to a fair trial.
He is now in the custody of the General Prosecutor.