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12/11/2011 12:30 GMT | Updated 12/01/2012 05:12 GMT

Saadi Gaddafi Granted Aslyum In Niger On 'Humanitarian Grounds'

Colonel Gaddafi's son Saadi has been granted asylum by Niger on humanitarian grounds, the country's president has confirmed.

Saadi escaped over the Libyan border to Niger after Tripoli was captures by National Transitional Forces in August.

Interpol has an international arrest warrant out for the 38-year-old who has been accused of committing crimes while he was head of Libya's football federation.

Niger's president Mahamadou Issoufou said: "We have agreed on agreed on granting asylum on Saadi Gaddafi for humanitarian reasons,"

"But we have clearly indicated that they should not engage in political or subversive activities. We have welcomed Saadi with the same conditions as the refugees from Libya."