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Libyan Financing: Gaddafi’s Son, Saif al-Islam Still Accuses Nicolas Sarkozy

Seven years ago, Saif al-Islam Gaddafi accused Nicolas Sarkozy of having benefited from the financing of Libya from his father during the presidential campaign of 2007. Today, the son of Muammar Gaddafi repeats his accusations in a letter sent to the French justice. He explains how Kadhafi’s Libya financed Nicolas Sarkozy’s campaign.

The British lawyers of Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, the son of the former Libyan guide, sent a letter to the French judges. These are 8 pages handwritten, in Arabic, and dated July 11th. The authenticity of the document is attested by the lawyers of Saif al-Islam Kadhafi, who remains hidden, probably in Libya, since he is wanted by the ICC.

The daily Le Monde  was able to read these missives, written after more than four years in prison, from 2011 to 2015, “cut off from the world,” as the son of the dictator explains in his letter. We must also take some precautions with respect to these remarks: first, they intervene after a long period spent in isolation, and then, Saif al-Islam Kadhafi has declared a  candidate for the next presidential elections in Libya . It could therefore be a political strategy. 

The son of the dictator wants to prove that he knows things, even if many elements are in fact repetitions of his statements of 2011. According to Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, contacts between “Sarkozie” and Muammar Gaddafi would have started in 2006, on the sidelines of the negotiations for the acquisition of Airbus, and the 2.5 million euros that Claude Guéant would have then recovered in cash. Nicolas Sarkozy, Minister of the Interior at the time would have asked another 2 million to help to clear  Abdallah Senoussi, a very close to Gaddafi, sentenced to life in the attack of DC10 UTA .

These are the kind of arrangements that the son of the guide Gaddafi denounces in his letter while waiting for the concrete proofs. The name of Alexandre Djouhri, Franco-Algerian intermediary, returns regularly as well. He will also be heard in London next November, perhaps to explain also the accusations of this letter.

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