Libyan armed group says will not
extradite brother of Manchester suicide bomber to UK
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[November 02, 2017]
(Reuters) - A Libyan armed group will not extradite the brother of the
Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people in an attack on a pop
concert in Manchester in May to Britain, its spokesman said on Thursday.
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Wednesday British police said they had issued an arrest warrant
for Hashem Abedi and prosecutors asked Libya to extradite him.
"We will not extradite Hashem Abedi to UK authorities," said
Ahmad Ben Salim, spokesman of the Deterrence Force, a
counter-terrorism group allied to the U.N.-backed government in
Tripoli, which is holding him.
He said there was no legal agreement between Britain and his
group for this case to allow an extradition.
(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami; Writing by Ulf Laessing; Editing by
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