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ICC says staff held in Libya 'to be released'

  • The International Criminal Court has said it expects four members of staff detained in the Libyan mountain town of Zintan to be released later in the day.

    The releases are expected to coincide with a visit to Libya by the court's president, Sang-hyun Song.

    The four-member legal team were held on June 7 after visiting the son of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

    Local officials accused Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor of spying.

    Taylor was appointed by the ICC to help prepare the defence of Saif al-Islam, who was captured by the Zintan militia last November.

    The militia have refused to hand him over to Tripoli, while Tripoli insists he should be tried in Libya and The Hague.