Sunday 25 August 2019

Libyan defector holed up in luxury hotel

Richard Spencer

Moussa Koussa, Libya's former intelligence chief and foreign minister, faced calls last night to return to Britain for prosecution after he was tracked down to a luxury hotel in the Gulf.

Mr Koussa has been living for several weeks in a penthouse suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha, the capital of Qatar, under the protection of the Qatari security services.

He has been in the Gulf state, a close western ally that is also a conduit for support for the Libyan opposition, since being allowed to leave Britain after defecting earlier this year. At the time, officials said Mr Koussa was likely to return to Britain.

At the weekend, he declined to say when he would leave Qatar, or even if would be allowed to. He is constantly trailed by a team of Qatari "minders".

Mr Koussa defected to Britain at the end of March, and was debriefed by MI6, and interviewed over the Lockerbie bombing by police. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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