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Muammar Gaddafi’s Son Won’t Be Sent Back to Syria, Stays in Lebanon Custody

© AFP 2023 / Mahmud TurkiaA file picture taken on March 1, 2010 shows Hannibal Kadhafi, a son of the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi
A file picture taken on March 1, 2010 shows Hannibal Kadhafi, a son of the late Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi - Sputnik International
One of seven sons of the former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi was charged in Beirut earlier this week and will not be returned to Syria despite a request from Damascus.

Hannibal Gaddafi was charged on Monday for concealment of information regarding circumstances surrounding the disappearance of Musa al-Sadr, an Iranian-Lebanese Shiite cleric and politician who went missing in 1978 during an official visit to Libya, according to AFP.

In this undated file photo made available Sunday, Sept. 25, 2011, al-Saadi Gadhafi, center, and Hannibal Gadhafi, right, sons of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, are seen in the audience at a military exercise by the elite military unit commanded by their brother, Khamis, in Zlitan - 90 miles (140 kilometers) southeast of Tripoli, Libya. - Sputnik International
Local Media Report Moammar Gaddafi Son Kidnapped in Lebanon
On Friday, Gaddafi was reportedly kidnapped in the Bekaa valley on the border with Syria under mysterious circumstances and later freed by Lebanese police.

The Libyan businessman was reportedly visiting his wife, Lebanese citizen Aline Skaf, at the time of the kidnapping.

Gaddafi, 40, is the fifth son of the former Libyan leader and his second wife, Safia Farkash. Hannibal fled Libya’s capital of Tripoli in 2011, along with other members of the Gaddafi family, after his father’s government was overthrown by NATO-backed rebel groups. Hannibal was later granted political asylum in Oman.

Syria regards the son of the late Libyan leader as a political refugee and requested Beirut free him, a plea denied by Lebanese authorities on Wednesday, AFP reported.

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