Libya frees ICC staff
Four envoys of the International Criminal Court (ICC) flew out of Libya on Monday (July 2nd) after being detained for nearly a month, AFP reported.
The ICC team had been held in Zintan since June 7th after travelling to the hilltop town to help prepare the legal defence of Seif al-Islam Kadhafi.
Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor was accused of carrying a pen camera and attempting to give Moamer Kadhafi's son a coded letter from former aide Mohammed Ismail, who is wanted by the Libyan authorities.
Libyan Deputy Foreign Minister Mohammed Abdel Aziz said the ICC envoys had been summoned to a Libyan court on July 23rd to complete the judicial process. It was unclear whether they would have to return to Libya for the case or be tried in absentia.
Libyan officials have said that the actions of the ICC team represented a "breach of national security".
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