Opposing Algerians denounce letting in Gadhafis

ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria’s opposition is denouncing the government’s decision to allow in the relatives of Libya’s Moammar Gadhafi.

Pursued by the rebels that have toppled his regime, Gadhafi’s wife Safiya, daughter Aisha, sons Hannibal and Mohammed, and several grandchildren crossed into Algeria on Monday.

Aisha gave birth at the border, and Algeria, citing humanitarian considerations, has said that the pregnancy was one reason the family was allowed in.

The rebels have asked Algeria to send the relatives back so they can stand trial.

On Wednesday, the Rally for Culture and Democracy party accused the government of humiliating the Algerian people on the international stage by making them play “host to the heirs of toppled dictators.”