Revealed: the extraordinary plan to free one of Gaddafi's sons in bid to help Sarkozy

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The scope of the judicial investigation into claims that Ziad Takieddine, a key witness over allegations that Libya helped fund Nicolas Sarkozy's 2007 presidential campaign, was induced to retract his evidence has been widened. Up to now the case has turned on suspicions of “witness tampering” and “criminal conspiracy” in relation to Takieddine, whom investigating judges suspect was bought off and encouraged to change his story in November 2020 by people close to the former French president.