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Gaddafi Sues Swiss Over Detention

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9 Apr 09 | BBC

Libya’s government is suing the Swiss authorities and demanding compensation over last year’s arrest of one of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s sons.


Hannibal Gaddafi and his wife were detained last July after being arrested at their luxury hotel in Geneva accused of beating two of their servants.

The couple were released on bail within days and returned to Libya, but the case infuriated Tripoli.

The Swiss foreign ministry declined to comment on the legal action.

The Gaddafis are demanding 50,000 Swiss francs ($44,000; £30,000) in compensation, said their Swiss lawyer Charles Poncet. >>>

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9 April 2009 at 3:16 pm

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