Gaddafi Son Extradited to Libya

The government of Niger on Thursday extradited the third son of deposed and deceased Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi to Libya, where he is accused of corruption. The new government in Libya wants Saadi Gaddafi to join his brother Saif in jail after accusations that they participated in the abuses of their father’s rule. “[Gaddafi and his entourage] were enjoined to stay quiet and do nothing to destabilize Libya. And unfortunately, the Libyans gave us lots of information that they were not staying quiet,” Niger’s justice minister explained. “We couldn’t keep harboring people who were taking actions that destabilized Libya.” Saadi was never seen as a major part of his father’s government, and was better known for his soccer and dating exploits. He is accused, among other things, of ordering the shooting of protesters in Benghazi as well as soccer fans at a stadium in the early 2000s.