Tunisia's decision to extradite Libya ex-PM 'irrevocable'

TUNIS- Tunisia's decision to extradite Libya's former prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi back to his home country is definitive, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali told AFP on Friday.
"The decision to hand over Mr. Mahmoudi is irrevocable," he said, without providing a date for the extradition of the former premier, a stalwart of slain Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's fallen regime.

Tunisia's decision to extradite Libya ex-PM 'irrevocable'
Lawyers for Mahmoudi, who was arrested in September, and rights groups have argued he will be executed if he returns to Libya, where a February 2011 uprising ended more than four decades of Kadhafi's dictatorship.
Libyan authorities have guaranteed that the former premier will get a fair trial, meeting Tunisia's final condition for his extradition, the Tunisian president's office said last month.
The presidency then said a committee of independent Tunisian political figures would be formed to oversee the extradition process and monitor promises to protect Mahmoudi's rights after his transfer to Libya.
The ex-premier is the subject of two extradition requests from Tripoli.
Tunisia's January 2011 revolution ousting strongman Zine el Abidine Ben Ali triggered the pro-democracy Arab Spring.

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