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ICC staffers in Libya released

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 2 July 2012
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Last updated (GMT/UTC): 02.07.2012 15:09

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

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