Libya lawyer says imprisoned ICC staff will be released

Two International Criminal Court staffers detained in the country for 26 days are to be released.

CAIRO // The Libyan prosecutor leading the case against deposed dictator Muammar Qaddafi's son says two International Criminal Court staffers detained in the country for 26 days will be released.

Ahmed Al Jehani, who also represents Tripoli's interests at the ICC in The Hague, says two other court staffers who were part of the four-person mission will also leave Libya on Monday.

Libyan authorities say they placed ICC defense lawyer Melinda Taylor and her Lebanese translator under house arrest after they visited Seif al-Islam Gadhafi in prison and allegedly shared documents that could harm the country's national security.

In the past the ICC has said that all four staffers were detained. Spokesman Fadi El Abdallah says that court President Sang-Hyun Song is heading to Libya on Monday ahead of their expected release.

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