Tuesday, September 02, 2003

Liby: hitch in the Libya-UTA families deal

The UTA families are still negotiating with Libya. It's not clear what the hitch is ... but the following might be something.
The Kadhafi Foundation -- the charity run by Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam which has been negotiating for Libya -- said on Sunday that as part of the deal France would "resolve the matter" of six Libyans who were convicted in Paris of the bombing in absentia four years ago.

However under French law arrest warrants for the men, including Kadhafi's brother-in-law Abdallah Senoussi who was sentenced to life imprisonment, will remain in effect until 2019. It was unclear if this legal point was the stumbling block.
Here is yesterday's post on the deal.