Egypt court rejects extradition of Muammar Gaddafi's cousin Sung Un Kim at 10:31 AM ET
[JURIST] An Egyptian court on Wednesday rejected the extradition of Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam, cousin and former close aide of ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi [BBC obituary; JURIST news archive], to Libya. The country's administrative court held that Qaddaf al-Dam should be tried in Egypt. It reasoned that because Qaddaf al-Dam was an asylum seeker and was subject to possible risk of unfair trial, Egypt was obliged to respect [AP report] his request of not being extradited. Wednesday's ruling came a week after Egypt extradited two former Libyan officials [JURIST report] who were charged with corruption for their roles during the 2011 Libya Conflict [JURIST backgrounder]. Libya has asked Egypt to extradite around 100 other former officials.
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