A man walks past a wall painted with a graffiti with colours of the ruling National Transitional Council in Zintan
Graffiti supports the ruling National Transitional Council in Libya Reuters

Libya's general prosecutor has called on Egypt to hand over 40 men accused of helping former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi in his crackdown on the pro-reform uprising.

Abdel Aziz al-Haasadi said the men, believed to be in Egypt, face allegations of corruption and complicity in killings during the uprising in 2011, AP reported.

Among those on the wanted list are Ahmed Gadhaf al-Dam, a cousin of Gaddafi, former foreign minister Ali al-Treki, military intelligence chief Bouzeid al-Jabou, and Ali al-Kelani, who is accused of torture.

The issue was first raised during a visit by Field Marshal Hussein Tantawi, the head of the ruling military council in Egypt, to Libya in January.

But Egypt has shown no signs of transferring the men to Libya.

Meanwhile, Saif Gaddafi, the son of the dead dictator, is being held in a secret location in the city of Zintan in Libya.

Libyan authorities were completing the construction of a prison in central Tripoli, a project that started under the late Gaddafi, to which Saif will be moved.