Gaddafi’s son given special assistance while in London: Sources

March 21st, 2011 - 6:37 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Mar.21 (ANI): Questions have been raised over London’s Labour Party’s ties with Libya after it emerged that Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi’s son Siaf al- Islam Gaddafi was provided special assistance by British secret intelligence service MI6, as a student in London.

The assistance was provided following Libya’s request for protection for Gaddafi’s son, who was their unofficial negotiator with the British Government.

MI6 had agreed to provide Saif with a ‘point man’ to guard him in case of security threats.

These special priveleges have added to speculation that the Tony Blair Government was prepared to go out of its way to please the Gaddafi regime.

Saif had arrived in the UK in 2002 for a one-year Masters course, followed by a four-year PhD, at the London School of Economics. He used the time in London to develop close links with Labour administration seniors, The Daily Mail reports.

During this time, Britain broke off trade ties with Libya following the Lockerbie bombing and the murder of police constable Yvonne Fletcher outside the Libyan embassy in London.

The special protection given to Saif suggests he came to London with London’s knowledge and approval to negotiate the removal of trade barriers.

The British Government has denied this allegation. (ANI)

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