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Libya asks Egypt to hand over Gadhafi's backers

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CAIRO (AP) -- Libya's general prosecutor has demanded that Egypt hand over 40 men accused of collaboration with former Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi before and during an eight-month uprising that toppled his regime.

Abdel Aziz al-Hassadi, the Libyan prosecutor general, said Wednesday that the 40 face corruption allegations as well as accusations of complicity in killings during the uprising.

Among those wanted are Gadhafi's cousin, Ahmed Gadhaf al-Dam, former Foreign Minister Ali al-Treki, military intelligence chief Bouzeid al-Jabou and Ali al-Kelani, who was said to be responsible for torture. Al-Hassadi said he was waiting for an Egyptian response.

Gadhafi's daughter, Aisha, her mother and two of her brothers fled to neighboring Algeria, while another son, al-Saadi, and dozens of senior military officers escaped to Niger.

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