Niger gave Political Asylum for Khadafy’s Son


Niger President, Mahamadou Issoufou, gave asylum to one of ex-Libya President Moammar Khadafy’s son, Saadi Khadafy. This asylum was given by humanity consideration.

It was revealed by Issoufou in Press Conference in the end of two days visiting to Pretoria, South Africa yesterday. But Issoufu assured that the asylum would be given only to Saadi, and not yet to other Khadafy’s son, Seif al-Islam.


“Seif al-Islam is not in Niger. I will consider what should be done if he comes,” said Issoufou. Issoufou said that the asylum given has considered various factors related with law and democracy, also international agreement.

Saadi left Libya through Southern border of the country to Niger on previous August, along with the collapse of Tripoli. Libya new leaders wanted Saadi to be trial for crime he did when lead the Football Federation of that country.

Previously, Niger Prime Minister Brigi Rafini on last September once said that Saadi won’t get extradition, at least until there’s a guarantee that he would be trial on fair way in Libya.

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