Libya to extradite Manchester bomber’s brother to UK this year

SDF said it arrested Hashem Abedi while he was receiving a money transfer (4500 Libyan dinars) from the attacker himself, Salman, in Tripoli.

The brother of Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi will be extradited to the UK by the end of the year, according to the Head of the Presidential Council, Fayez Al-Sirraj. 

Al-Sirraj told the BBC that Libya was “fully co-operating” with British authorities and denied that there were any delays on the country’s part.

Hashem Abedi was arrested in the country shortly after the 2017 suicide attack that killed 22 people.

Al-Sirraj said it was “only a matter of time” before Libyan officials working with British authorities finalised the move.

He added: “Sometimes it takes a long time, even in other countries. So the case needs time, and as a country we are following up, and working with the British Embassy.

“We are fully co-operating because we understand the suffering of the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.”

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