Ex Libyan PM handed over by Tunisia

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Libya’s last PM under the regime of ex-dictator Muhammar Gaddafi has been handed over to Libyan authorities after being extradited from Tunisia.

Al-Baghdadi al-Mahmoudi was handed over to prison officials in Tripoli, said an un-named official.

Al-Mahmoudi was arrested in September near Tunisia’s border with Algeria.  Tunisian officials believe he was attempting to cross into Algeria at the time of his arrest.

Al-Mahmoudi is the first high-level Libyan official to be sent back for trial.

Human Rights Watch had called on Tunisia to halt al-Mahmoudi’s extradition, saying the former premier is expected to face “a real risk of torture.”