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Israeli actress asks Blair to save Gadhafi’s son

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Israeli actress Orly Weinerman reportedly has urged Tony Blair to help save the life of her “discreet” lover, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi.

The Daily Mail, a British tabloid, quoted Weinerman, 41, as saying that Blair — the former British prime minister and current envoy of the Middle East Quartet diplomatic grouping — was an “old friend” of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, 40, the son of the late ruler of Libya, Moammar Gadhafi.

Saif al-Islam Gadhafi is facing the death penalty in Libya, where he is on trial for his role in the killing of protesters during last year’s uprising against his father.

Weinerman “dated” the younger Gadhafi for six years, after meeting him in London in 2005, the tabloid reported. Weinerman previously had denied any contact with him. — jta


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