Family of Abdullah Senussi to file a complaint against former Mauritanian president

Alwasat - Cairo Sat 11 Jul 2020, 08:23 PM
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The family of the former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi accused the former Mauritanian president Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz of "selling out their father," announcing their intention to travel, next Monday, to Nouakchott to file a complaint against him.

The family of the intelligence director under Muammar Gaddafi now lives in Cairo, became involved with issue when th Mauritanian parliament began an investigation into the former president's conduct in public affairs during the past decade. Ould Abdel Aziz refused to appear.

On Saturday, Mauritanian media quoted sources in Cairo saying the family had booked tickets for the capital Nouakchott to file a complaint against the former president "for handing Senussi over to his enemy, the former transitional government, in Libya."

Senussi was handed over to the Libyan authorities on September 5, 2012. At the time in a deal that sparked controversy and included Libya's release of all the Mauritanians being held or stranded in its various regions, lifting the ban on Libyan investments in Nouakchott and an agreement on a deal concerning Mauritania's debt to Libya.

Former Prime Minister Abdurrahim El-Keib said a sum of 200 million dinars was paid to transfer Senussi from Mauritania.

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