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The Libyan government says, Niger has extradited Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saadi to Libya.

The Libyan government said on Thursday that he has been placed in a Tripoli prison. Saadi Gadaffi was transferred from Niger on charges of embezzlement and making armed threats.

Saadi Gaddafi

Saadi Gaddafi

“The Libyan government received today Saadi Gaddafi and he arrived in Tripoli,” the cabinet of the Libyan Prime Minister, Ali Zeidan, said in a statement.

The plane with Saadi, one of Col Gaddafi’s seven sons, landed at 02:50 local time (00:50 GMT).

Niger had  originally refused Libyan requests to extradite him, with the justice minister saying he was “certain to face the death penalty”.

In 2012, Interpol issued a “red notice”, obliging member countries to arrest him.

Saadi Gaddafi had reportedly resided in a state guesthouse in Niger’s capital, Niamey, after fleeing across the Sahara Desert.