Trial of ex-Gaddafi associate adjourned

The judges adjourned the trial proceeding for hearing Gaddaf al-Dam's defense lawyers, judicial sources said

Trial of ex-Gaddafi associate adjourned

World Bulletin/News Desk

An Egyptian court on Saturday adjourned until Wednesday the trial of a Gaddafi-era Libyan official on charges of attempted murder.

Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, an associate of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the former coordinator of Libyan-Egyptian relations, is also accused of possessing firearms and resisting the authorities during his arrest in the plush Cairo suburb of Zamalik last March.

The judges adjourned the trial proceeding for hearing Gaddaf al-Dam's defense lawyers, judicial sources said.

The ex-Libyan official was arrested last March upon a request from Libyan authorities, which wanted him deported to Libya to answer financial corruption charges under the former regime.

Egypt objects to Libyan demands for Gaddaf al-Dam's deportation.

But Cairo had sent Gaddafi's last ambassador in Cairo Ali Maria back to Libya as well as Mohamed Gaddafi, a relative of the Libyan leader. Arrest warrants were issued against both men by Interpol upon requests from Tripoli.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 09 Kasım 2013, 17:49

Muhammed Öylek

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