Tunisia has extradited former Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi’s Prime Minister to Libya, a Libyan security official said on Sunday, making him the first senior official to be sent back for trial under the country's transitional leadership.
Defence Ministry official Mohammed al-Ahwal told Reuters that a helicopter transferred Al Baghdadi Ali al-Mahmoudi to Tripoli on Sunday.
“Mahmoudi is now in Tripoli and we are holding him in a prison,” Mr. Ahwal said.
Mr. Mahmoudi served as the Libyan dictator’s Prime Minister from 2006 until he fled to neighbouring Tunisia around the time that rebel fighters took the capital Tripoli in August.
His extradition could establish a precedent for other countries who have given refuge to or arrested members of Qadhafi’s old entourage.