Last Updated: Wed May 16, 2012 14:24 pm (KSA) 11:24 am (GMT)

Italy seizes more property owned by Qaddafi family

Among those were 150 hectares (371 acres) of forest on Pantelleria where Qaddafi had been rumored to be planning to build a holiday village. (File photo)
Among those were 150 hectares (371 acres) of forest on Pantelleria where Qaddafi had been rumored to be planning to build a holiday village. (File photo)

Italy on Wednesday seized a hotel complex and land belonging to the family of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi in the latest such confiscation, the ANSA news agency reported.

The property, seized by court order and worth some 20 million euros (25 million dollars), was located on the picturesque small island of Pantelleria which lies in the Mediterranean between Sicily and Tunisia, it said.

In March Italy had seized more than 1.1 billion euros worth of assets controlled by the late dictator’s family including stakes in top companies, land and a Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

Among those were 150 hectares (371 acres) of forest on Pantelleria where Qaddafi had been rumored to be planning to build a holiday village.

The seizure follows a request by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, which is seeking the extradition from Libya of Qaddafi’s son Seif al-Islam on charges of crimes against humanity.

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