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Libya: Read Saif Gaddafi’s Testimony on the Money Cases Handed Over to Nicolas Sarkozy

Our colleagues of Mediapart recently came into possession of the entirety of the testimony transmitted by Saif al-Islam Kadhafi to the French judges. In the document, the son of the late Libyan guide confirms the payments of money to finance the campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy in 2007.

Gaddafi’s son has agreed to testify against the judges’ promise to revise Abdullah Senussi’s trial in the 1989 bombing of UTA’s DC10.


It must be said that he is an important witness against Sarkozy in the Libyan case. Guest of honor in the gardens of the Marigny Hotel, Saif al-Islam Kadhafi wrote to the French judges, on July 11, to give them his  “testimony”  about the  “reports”  of the former French president with the Libyan state, and the role of Libya  “in financing its election campaign” .

Saif al-Islam Kadhafi explains that there were briefcases of money that were given to Pierre Gueant to be passed on to Nicolas Sarkozy.

Before the testimony of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, another witness Ziad Takieddine, had already explained to the court that he had handed three cases of tickets from Libya to Claude Gueant and Nicolas Sarkozy himself, in November 2006 and January 2007. Total amount: EUR 5 million.

Magistrates suspect Libyan financing of this election campaign and a strong circulation of species within the Sarkozy camp. The police had also revealed in a report in September 2017. The anti-corruption police had pointed out  “the immoderate use of cash”  Claude Gueant, noting that he had withdrawn only 800 euros from his accounts in close ten years, between 2003 and 2012. The scandal of the financing of the presidential campaign of Nicolas Sarkozy by Libya had burst in 2011.


Credit: Algeria Patriotic


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