September 10, 2011
Fearing Gadhafi escape, Libya sends envoy to Niger
By Emma Farge and Abdoulaye Massalatchi -- Reuters Published: 2:53 PM 09/07/2011
(Reuters) – Libya’s new leaders sent envoys to neighbouring Niger on Wednesday to try to prevent Muammar Gaddafi and his entourage evading justice by fleeing across a desert frontier toward friendly African states.
“The NTC has sent a delegation to Niger to discuss the possible arrival of Gaddafi,” Fathi Baja, the head of political affairs for the National Transitional Council, told Reuters in Benghazi, saying the ousted strongman may be close to the Niger or Algerian borders, waiting for an opportunity to slip across.
“I think he’s near one of these borders … and he’s looking for a chance to leave. We’re asking every country not to accept him. We want these people for justice,” Baja said.
Full story: Libya sends envoy to Niger, seeking Gaddafi
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