The brother of Manchester bomber Salman Abeidi will be extradited to the UK by the end of this year, head of UN-backed Libyan government Fayez Sarraj said.
Hashem Abeidi was arrested in the capital Tripoli shortly after the Manchester arena bombing in 2017 that killed 22 people. After which, he admitted to supporting his brother to gather all the components of a bomb and assemble it. As the UK accused Hashem of murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion.
Al-Sarraj stressed in an interview to the BBC that Libya was “fully cooperating” with the British authorities and denied that Libya had delayed Abedi’s extradition.
“Sometimes it takes a long time, even in other countries,” Sarraj told the BBC. “We cooperate fully because we understand the suffering of the families of the victims of this terrorist attack,” he added. “We are working together with the British Embassy.”
In November last year, Britain issued an arrest warrant against Hashem Abeidi on charges of colluding with his brother Salman who blew himself up at an Ariana Grande concert that left 22 killed and many injured, among them children.
A legal dispute over Hashim’s nationality has delayed his deportation to Britain as he held double nationality – British and Libyan. And it was not clear whether he will be tried in Britain or Libya.
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