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Daughter of Gaddafi spy chief arrested in Libya

Published on Oct 7, 2012 10:39 PM
 

TRIPOLI (REUTERS) - The daughter of Muammar Gaddafi's former spy chief was arrested at a Tripoli hotel for entering Libya illegally, a Supreme Security Committee official said on Sunday.

The official, who declined to be named, said Al-Unood al-Senussi, daughter of Abdullah al-Senussi and niece of Gaddafi's wife Safiah, was detained by the military police on Saturday.

"Al-Unood was arrested at a central Tripoli hotel after she entered Libya from Algeria on a fake Libyan passport," he told Reuters. He said the daugher, 18, was carrying a "large amount" of U.S. dollars, but he did not say how much.

While her father faces charges of "crimes against Libyans" in Tripoli and is also wanted by the International Criminal Court in the Hague and by France, Al-Unood al-Senussi has not been accused of any crime, except illegally entering Libya, the official said.

 
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