Thursday, February 16, 2012

Gadhafi son under house arrest in Niger, Libya says

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) -- One of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's surviving sons has had his phone cut off and been placed under house arrest in Niger after warning of a revolt against Libya's new government, authorities in Tripoli said Sunday.

Saadi Gadhafi has been in Niger since September, following the collapse of his father's 42-year rule.

He had been granted asylum, but Libyan authorities renewed demands for his arrest after he told the satellite news network Al Arabiya that "a new popular uprising" was brewing in his home country.

Nigerien officials would not comment on the move. But Libya's National Transitional Council, which replaced the Gadhafi regime, said Saadi Gadhafi's comments "were considered a violation of the terms of his residency granted by Niger." Read More