Libya: Mauritania may hand over former spy chief

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 10:08 AM
Libya: Mauritania may hand over former spy chief

Libya's vice premier says Mauritania's president has given him a "positive" response to Libya's request for the handover of Moammar Gadhafi's former intelligence chief.

Mustafa Abu Shaghour said Tuesday he appreciated President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz's "courageous position" toward Libya's extradition request for Abdullah al-Senoussi.

Al-Senoussi was detained Saturday in Mauritania.

The International Criminal Court, France and Libya all say they want to prosecute al-Senoussi.

The former intelligence chief is accused of attacking civilians during the uprising in Libya last year and of the 1989 bombing of a French airliner.