A Cairo court Monday acquitted a cousin and former aide of slain Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi of the attempted murder of two Egyptian police, judicial sources said.
Ahmed Qaddaf al-Dam was detained in Cairo in March following a gunfight with Egyptian policemen in his apartment and was held despite Libyan demands for his extradition.
Signup to our newsletter and follow us on Facebook and Twitter!
On Monday, the Cairo court also acquitted Qaddaf al-Dam of possessing unlicensed weapons and resisting arrest, sources said, but they did not elaborate about his current status.
Qaddaf al-Dam had denied the charges against him.
On the day of his arrest, Qaddaf al-Dam and his bodyguards allegedly fired a hail of bullets at masked policemen who stormed his apartment in an upscale Cairo neighbourhood, witnesses had said.
Qaddaf al-Dam, who had an Egyptian residency permit, oversaw relations between Tripoli and Cairo but resigned from his post in February 2011 after the start of the revolt against Kadhafi.