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Niger dismisses accusation it collected US$20m to extradite Gaddafi's son

Niamey, Niger - The Nigerien government Friday dismissed accusations that it extradited Saadi Gaddafi, the son of late Muammar Gaddafi, to Libya in exchange for US$20 million.

PANA reports that the Nigerien authorities 6 March extradited Saadi and several Libyan refugees to Libya. They had been in Niger since 2011.

The Nigerien government said it had extradited the Libyans because they failed to respect the terms of their stay in the country.

A foreign magazine had reported that Saadi was delivered to Libya following the payment of US$20 million.

Pana 16/03/2014