'Libya's ex-spy chief spotted in Niger'
Sat Oct 22, 2011 12:13PM
Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah al-Senoussi
Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdallah al-Senoussi has been spotted in the north of neighboring Niger, two days after Libya's long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi was killed.
On Saturday, a Niger government source in the capital Niamey said Senoussi has been seen in the far north of Niger near the border with Libya, AFP reported.
“It's a report that we have but our defense and security forces have not yet intercepted. So his presence in Niger is not yet officially established,” the source said.
Senoussi, Gaddafi's brother-in-law, is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on charges of committing crimes against humanity during the brutal crackdown on anti-regime protesters after an uprising erupted in mid-February.
The ICC has also issued arrest warrants for Gaddafi, who was killed on Thursday, as well as his son Saif al-Islam, who has reportedly been captured.
A Libyan fighter has claimed that he fatally shot Gaddafi after disarming and capturing the former dictator in the city of Sirte.