Ex-Libyan official referred to criminal court for attempted murder

Authorities referred former coordinator of Egypt-Libya relations Ahmed Qadhaf al-Dam to criminal court Sunday on charges of attempting to kill police officers, resisting arrest, and possessing unlicensed weapons and wireless devices.

Qadhaf al-Dam, who has been detained for four days pending investigation, denied all charges.

Qadhaf al-Dam is one of several high-profile Libyan figures residing in Egypt whom Libyan authorities have pursued. Egypt returned to Libya two other ex-officials who served under the country’s ousted leader Muammar Qadhafi, but an Egyptian court initially barred Qadhaf al-Dam’s extradition.

Police arrested Qadhaf al-Dam, a relative of Qadhafi, in March at his home in Zamalek.

Edited translation from Al-Masry Al-Youm

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