Gaddafi ex-spy chief faces charges in Mauritania: source

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Posted: May 21, 2012 10:31 AM
Gaddafi ex-spy chief faces charges in Mauritania: source

NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Muammar Gaddafi's former intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi, arrested in Mauritania in March and sought by Libya, France and the International Criminal Court (ICC), is to face local charges in Mauritania, a judicial source there said on Monday.

"Abdullah al-Senussi has been interviewed for the first time by the state prosecutor. He should face trial soon for illegal entry into Mauritanian territory," said the source, who requested anonymity.

(Reporting by Laurent Prieur; writing by Mark John)