How Sarkozy’s chief-of-staff organised Gaddafi’s freeing of imprisoned Bulgarian nurses

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According to documents belonging to Ziad Takieddine, President Nicolas sarkozy’s chief-of-staff Claude Guéant planned the programme for the freeing from imprisonment in Libya of five Bulgarian nurses and a Palestinian medic, in concert with Colonel Gaddafi’s security chief and brother-in-law Abdullah Senussi. A US law firm, Patton Boggs, was even tasked by the Libyans to handle the legal aspects. The Prime Minister of Qatar, Hamad bin Jassem, acted as an intermediary between the European Union, France and Libya. The nurses and medic were finally freed on July 24th 2007.

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