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Libya - Dec 7, 2011 - 19:26

Last modified: 7 Dec 2011 16:26

Like the rest of his family, Saadi Gaddafi has been on the run since the rebels began to win the upperhand in the Libyan conflict...

In late August, he was believed to have fled to the Libyan town of Bani Walid with his father and brother, Italian news agency ANSA reported at the time.  When his father fled south, there were some indications that Saadi was willing to surrender.

In early September, while his brother Saif al-Islam vowed to continue fighting the NTC, Saadi urged negotiations to end the bloodshed. 

Today's news of an unrealised plan to hightail to Mexico involves a scheme dating from September.

He soon sought shelter in Niger, however, as intense fighting continued. Interpol released a Red Notice for Saadi in late September, accusing him of corruption and armed intimidation.

Nigerien authorities have pledged that they will not extradite Saadi to Libya because of the risk he will not receive a fair trial and may face the death penalty. In mid-November, he was granted asylum in Niger.