Rome: Italy on Wednesday seized a hotel complex and land belonging to the family of slain Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi in the latest such confiscation, a media report has said.

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

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 Gaddafi had been rumoured 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 Gaddafi's son Seif al-Islam on charges of crimes against humanity.


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