Libya’s general prosecutor has demanded that Egypt hand over 40 people accused of collaborating with the former Qaddafi regime both before . . .[restrict]and during last year’s eight-month uprising.
Abdelaziz al-Hasadi, said on Wednesday that the 40 face corruption allegations as well as accusations of complicity in killings during the uprising.
The extradition demand includes Qaddafi’s cousin, Ahmed Qaddaf Al-Dam, former Foreign Minister Ali Treki, military intelligence chief Bouzeid Al-Jabou and Ali Al-Kilani.
The former mayor of Benghazi, Huda Ben Amer, known as “Huda the Hangwoman” is also said to be living in Egypt.
Libya has previously demanded that Niger extradite Saadi Qaddafi and Algeria hand over members of the Qaddafi family there.
Last week the internet site “Revolution of Libya”, claimed that the National Transitional Council (NTC) had submitted a document to the Egyptian Attorney General containing the names of several former Libyan officials in Egypt under assumed names.
The “Revolution of Libya” says its first list contained 36 names but the NTC later reduced it to 18.
It claims that Al-Hasadi asked his Egyptian counterpart Abdulmajeed Mahmoud to detain the former Qaddafi officials for various crimes in Libya.
“Since these wanted former officials are still in Egypt, we request you to detain them temporarily until investigations have been completed concerning them,” he said in a letter to his Egyptian opposite number.
Al-Hasadi supplied the Egyptian authorities with a list containing the real names and positions of the former officials as well as the names they are currently using.
The list, according to informed sources, contained the names of Omran Bokura, in charge of Arab Affairs in the foreign ministry who was a former minister of electricity, Nasser Al-Mabrouk, a former interior minister, Tayeb Al-Safi, Minister of Economy and Commerce, Mohammed Hijazi, Minister of Health, Al-Senussi Sulaiman Al-Wazari, a former Minister of the Interior, Ahmed Qaddaf Al-Dam, former Coordinator of Libyan-Egyptian Relations and his loyal servant, Abreek Al-Mangoush Al-Ziwai.
The list also included the names of Atta Allah Qaddaf Al-Dam, Ahmed Ibrahim Qaddafi and Khalifa Al-Asfar Qaddafi who was posing as a businessman.
Former Libyan diplomats such as Ali Treki, the former foreign minister, Ali Mahmoud Marya, Libyan ambassador to both Cairo and Beirut, and Mohammed Ismail, the personal secretary to Qaddafi’s son Seif Al-Islam and one of his close aides.
According to the list, Ahmed Qaddaf Al-Dam was using the name of Ahmed Mohammed Al-Kazim and is holding an official Libyan passport which is valid until July 2014.
Ali Al-Kilani, former director of Libyan Radio, is using the name Ali Mohammed Hamid Jar Allah while Mustapha El Zaidi, former health minister, is using the name of Mustapha Muhammad Khalifa Al-Khaituni.
A source at the NTC said Qaddafi’s use of these methods stemmed from his criminal mind. “This was the only way to enable his officials to move freely while on official missions outside the country,” he said.
The source noted that even the NTC has resorted to this method. According to the internet site, this was discovered by the Zintan brigade at Tripoli airport last November. They stopped Abdul Hakim Belhaj, head of the Tripoli Military Council, because he was traveling to Turkey with a passport carrying an assumed name. The site claims he was finally allowed to travel after the intervention of NTC chairman Mustapha Abdul Jalil who told them that Belhaj was going to Turkey on an official mission to check the injured Libyans being treated there.