Niger won't hand over Saadi Gadhafi, official says
September 16th, 2011
03:00 PM ET

Niger won't hand over Saadi Gadhafi, official says

Niger will not hand over Saadi Gadhafi, believed to be in safehouse in the capital, to Libya's National Transitional Council, Justice Minister Marou Amadou told reporters Friday.

The Niger government believes Gadhafi's family members and loyalists could face the death penalty if returned to Libya, he said. Saadi is a son of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

A National Transitional Council delegation was in Niger to demand that the neighboring nation hand over Saadi Gadhafi.

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  1. not surprised

    Where was Niger and there "HUMANITARIAN" aid (or Algeria for that matter)when this guy's father was subduing and killing his own people all for the sake of his own selfish empire-look at not only Libya but the global atrocities the Gadhafi regime has endorsed-have we forgotten the Lockerbie bomber-Gadhafi welcomed him back and praised him about as royally as the Gadhafi family is receiving in Niger and Algeria-the corruption these people have committed; and are continuing to committ, is astounding, but just in case Saadi Gadhafi gets the punishment he and his family have inflicted on the Libyan people and the world, we better just keep him safe there in Niger-PS: to Moammar-Hang in there and thanks for the gold and oil money;your friends, Niger and Algeria

    September 16, 2011 at 8:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. jennyy

    i am tired of nigers playing the race card

    September 16, 2011 at 8:20 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Good Christian

    Always the nigers messing things up.

    September 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Joe, Louisville, KY

    How all my Nigers doing tonight?.

    September 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Herman in Anaheim

    No one objected to these leaders wheh in pwer. US equiped them with arms cause they had money even though they wewe creating genecide, inhuman treatment, stealing countrys wealth an still be called friends. BUT WHEN THEY LOSE POWER and the truth of their abused dictatorial power is reveaed and cant cover and defed themselves they becme cad guys and wanted criminals. What is going to happen to us if te Talaban gains power. WEBECOME THE CRIMNALS AND HUNTED. POWER CREATES CRIMINALS OF THE WEAK.

    September 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • JBVegas

      Wow! That's deep. Niger, Niger, Niger, Niger!!!

      September 16, 2011 at 11:37 pm | Report abuse |
  6. niger what?

    niger who?!

    September 16, 2011 at 8:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • George

      Isn't it rich?
      Are we a pair?
      Me here at last on the ground,
      You in mid-air.
      Send in the drones.

      Isn't it bliss?
      Don't you approve?
      One who keeps tearing around,
      One who can't move.
      Where are the drones?
      Send in the drones.

      October 4, 2011 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. j

    How many people did the Khadafi family kill. Niger isn't returning them because of money. Just like Jordan isn't returning the Husseins because of money. They say Allah, but they mean moolah.

    September 16, 2011 at 9:01 pm | Report abuse |
  8. steve

    Well, if the 'new' libyan government had any 'balls' it'd go in & get him regardless! It's beginning to look like another 'puppet government' set up by the united states, LOL

    September 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kiljoy616

      You may want to loosing that tin foil hat. USA does not need to put a puppet government when we can just invade the country and take care of the problem. its not like we don't have the kids lighting up to shoot people all over the world.

      People do actually like freedom but I am sure you don't care about that.

      Lithium is good for what ails you.

      September 17, 2011 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. Beefburger

    Niger is the home of Gadhafi's mercenaries that have made a lot of money from them over the years. The Niger government isn't going to want to upset a bunch of mercenaries.

    This could get interesting if Niger becomes a staging ground for a Gadhafi reprisal invasion with mercenary forces.

    Maybe we can get a new Dogs of War movie out of it. Pass the popcorn!

    September 16, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Beefburger

    Looks like the 8 year olds are out of class. "vote democrat to prove you're a racist!" "no dummyhead vote republican to prove you are a racist!" "WAAAAAAAAH!! Mommy he called me a dummyhead!"

    September 16, 2011 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
  11. JBVegas

    Can we trade for their Niger president?

    September 16, 2011 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  12. bigwilliestyles

    Yeah. But my posts need "moderation".

    September 17, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Nunya

    Vote republican to prove you are racists hate working class people hate family businesses and especially if you have a severe case of alzheimers and maybe forgot who got us into this mess...and ill give u a hint it wasnt clinton the greatest president ever

    September 18, 2011 at 10:40 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Nunya

    By the way nigers dont generally hand over ghadafis

    September 18, 2011 at 10:43 pm | Report abuse |
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