Brother of 2017 Manchester bomber being extradited from Libya to Britain – Tripoli force spokesman

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Zaghari Ratcliffe moved to hospital psychiatric ward

TRIPOLI — The brother of a suicide bomber who attacked a concert in Manchester, England in 2017 is being extradited from Libya to Britain, according to the force that was holding him in the Libyan capital, Tripoli REUTERS

“I confirm you that Hashem (Abedi) is now in the air on his way to the UK … he is extradited in accordance to a court verdict,” said a spokesman for the Tripoli-based Special Deterrence Force (Rada).

 

Jailed British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been transferred from prison to a hospital psychiatric ward, the campaign group seeking to free her said on Wednesday.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, was moved from Tehran’s Evin prison to the psychiatric ward of Imam Khomeini hospital in the capital, the Free Nazanin Campaign, which is led by Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s husband Richard Ratcliffe, said in a statement. She was arrested in April 2016 at a Tehran airport as she headed back to Britain with her daughter after a family visit and was sentenced to five years in jail after being convicted of plotting to overthrow Iran’s clerical establishment.

Britain requested Abedi’s extradition in 2017 after police issued an arrest warrant against him for murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion.

(Reporting by Ahmed Elumami Writing by Aidan Lewis Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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