War crimes court: Libya must release staffers

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Posted: Jun 12, 2012 7:58 AM
War crimes court: Libya must release staffers

The International Criminal Court says that the ongoing detention of four of its staffers in Libya is illegal under international law.

Spokesman Fadi El Abdallah said that the court has had no communication with the four since they were detained on June 7 in the city of Zintan while on an official embassy visit to Seif al-Islam Gadhafi, the son of the country's deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

Seif al-Islam has been imprisoned in Zintan since his arrest in November. The court and the Libyan government are trying to determine whether he will be tried for war crimes at the international court in The Hague, Netherlands, or in Libya.

El Abdallah said the court has had no official word from Tripoli as to why the four staffers are being held.