Mauritania’s Abdallah al-Senussi, Ex-Intelligence Chief Saga With Libya

Abdallah al-Senussi was arrested by Mauritania secret service police after evading Libyan rebels for months and a tussle between Mauritanian authorities and Libyans is on the offing.

Libya wants Mauritania to hand over ex-intelligence chief Abdallah al-Senussi to its intelligence and new police intelligence experts for questioning and prosecution.

Libya has been lobbying for the release to its custody of the feared and most trusted ally of Muammar Gaddafi, Abdallah al-Senussi who was one of the worlds most reliable intelligence directors.

Abdallah al-Senussi is a 62-year old intelligence expert who served as Muammar Gaddafi’s intelligence chief was arrested Friday after entering Mauritania from Morocco through a direct flight.

Libya has on Monday sent a delegation to the country to hold talks on the possible release and transfer of custody to Libyan authorities of Ex-Intelligence Chief Abdallah al-Senussi.

Mauritania’s capital Nouakchott has Ex-Intelligence Chief Abdallah al-Senussi and Libya is determined to prosecute him since he knows a lot about the Gaddafi regime.

ICC also wants to indict al-Senussi with human rights bodies preferring the Hague to Tripoli as ideal place to prosecute Al-Senussi.

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