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ICC Staffers In Libya Released

July 02, 2012

Libya has freed four International Criminal Court (ICC) officials detained since June for visiting Muammar Qaddafi's captured son, Saif al-Islam.

The release came after court President Sang-hyun Song of South Korea apologized for the "difficulties" that had arisen from their mission.

The staffers, Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and Lebanese-born interpreter Helene Assaf, were detained in early June in the town of Zintan and accused of smuggling documents and hidden recording devices to Muammar Qaddafi's captured son, Saif al-Islam.

Two male court staffers who were travelling with Taylor and Assaf stayed with them during their detention.

They are due to leave for Europe on July 2 on a flight arranged by Italy, the Italian ambassador said.

Based on reporting by Reuters, AP, and AFP

Source: http://www.rferl.org/content/iss-chief-in-libya-for-release-of-staffers/24632718.html

Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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