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Detained Libyan PM mulling political asylum in Tunisia: lawyer

(Xinhua)

10:11, October 02, 2011

TUNIS, Oct. 1 (Xinhua) -- Baghdadi Mahmoudi, the former Libyan prime minister who has been kept in custody by the Tunisian general prosecutor after a Libyan summon, is mulling political asylum in Tunisia, the Radio Express FM reported on Saturday quoting his lawyer.

Baghdadi, who began a hunger strike on Thursday to protest his continued detention, had previously been acquitted by a Tunis appeals court after being sentenced by a court in Tozeur to six months imprisonment for illegally entering the country.

Earlier, his lawyer slammed his detention in the Mornaguia prison, some 14 km from the Tunisian capital of Tunis as "illegal, " the radio said.

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