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Tunisia to extradite ex-Libyan PM

Tunisia will extradite former Libyan prime minister Al-Baghdadi Al-Mahmoudi - currently being held in Tunis - back to Libya, officials have said.

Justice ministry official Mondher Bedhiafi said Al-Mahmoudi's extradition will take place in the coming weeks.

Al-Mahmoudi was arrested in September in southern Tunisia for crossing the border, en route to Algeria, without permission from Tunisian authorities.

Several international organisations including Human Rights Watch have spoken out against the extradition because of the perceived risks involved.

Al-Mahmoudi was the last head of government under former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed last year.

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