The charges against Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam refer to the attempted murder of a police officer, possession of illegal surveillance equipment and unlicenced weaponry.
He denies all charges after he was arrested in the Zamalek district of Cairo on March 19. Libya have put Egypt under pressure to extradite him, however, Gaddaf al-Dam’s lawyer presented evidence of his Egyptian nationality, resulting in the Egyptian court ruling out his extradition.
Last month two former aides to the Gaddafi regime, 71-year-old former ambassador to Cairo Ali Maria and another ex-official, 44-year-old Mohammed Ibrahim, were extradited back to Libya.
Both Libyan and Egyptian nationals have protested outside the Egyptian embassy in Tripoli hoping to increase the pressure on Gaddaf al-Dam’s extradition.
Not all seem to be in favour, due to the fragile credibility of Libya’s judiciary. Human Rights Watch urge Egypt to keep hold of Gaddaf al-Dam.
According to Interpol’s website, Gaddaf al-Dam is wanted in Libya on charges of “passport forgery, embezzlement of public funds, money laundering and making false statements to a public official”.