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Former Libyan ambassador arrested in Cairo

Former ambassador Ali Maria is wanted by Interpol for crimes related to the Gaddafi regime in Libya

Ahram Online , Tuesday 19 Mar 2013
Former Libyan ambassador
Ahmed Gadhaf Al-Dam, cousin of Libya's former dictator Muammar Gaddafi, gestures to supporters from a car after being arrested in Cairo, Egypt, March 19. 2013 (Photo: AP)
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Former Libyan ambassador to Egypt Ali Maria was arrested on Tuesday morning in Cairo.

Maria, who was ambassador under deposed leader Muammar Gaddafi, is accused of a number of crimes related to the former Libyan regime and is currently wanted by the Libyan government.

After several hours of negotiations at his residence in Sheikh Ziyad, a satellite city on the western outskirts of Cairo, Maria handed himself over to security forces.
The Egyptian authorities will hand him over to Interpol.

Ahmed Gadhaf Al-Dam, a close aide and cousin of former Libyan ruler Gaddafi, was also arrested in Cairo on Tuesday.

The new Libyan administration has been demanding the extradition of Gadhaf Al-Dam and Maria from Egypt to face trials for alleged involvement in crimes during the Gaddafi era.

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