Libyans walks past the destroyed bullet proof car of Libyan former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi in Tripoli
Libyans walks past the destroyed bullet proof car of Libyan former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi in Tripoli in 2011. Tunisia's decision to extradite Libya's former prime minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi back to his home country is definitive, Prime Minister Hamadi Jebali said. © Patrick Baz - AFP/File
Libyans walks past the destroyed bullet proof car of Libyan former Prime Minister Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi in Tripoli
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Last updated: June 8, 2012

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

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.

Libyan authorities have guaranteed that 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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