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Madrid’s IE Business School Expels Qaddafi’s Son From MBA

March 4 (Bloomberg) -- Khamis Qaddafi, one of the sons of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, has been expelled from Madrid’s IE business school, a spokeswoman for the institution said.

Khamis Qaddafi, 27, had been following the 58,200 euro-per-year ($81,320) international MBA program since April 2010 and was meant to be doing an internship in the U.S. when the popular uprising in Libya started last month, said Juncal Sanchez, a spokeswoman. He was expelled because of “his links to the attacks against the Libyan population,” she said.

Forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi have used violence to quell a rebellion and 6,000 people have been killed, the rebel forces’ spokesman, Colonel Abdullah Al Mahdi, said on Al Jazeera television today. Khamis Qaddafi is leading an elite brigade against the rebels, the Associated Press reported on March 1.

In the U.K., the London School of Economics and Political Science’s director, Howard Davies, resigned amid an inquiry into a donation to the university from the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation, the acceptance of $50,000 in return for his advice to Libya’s sovereign-wealth fund, a contract to train Libyan civil servants and the academic authenticity of the 2008 doctoral thesis it awarded another of Qaddafi’s sons, Saif.

IE hasn’t received any donations from the Libyan government, Sanchez said in a telephone interview.

To contact the reporter on this story: Emma Ross-Thomas in Madrid at erossthomas@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at cstirling1@bloomberg.net

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