Under pressure from the international community, the Libyan regime released ICC lawyer Melinda Taylor and her co-workers who had been detained by the regime accused of "spying".
I had diaried previously the arrest of the Australian lawyer by the Libyan regime here.
Libya continues to be in a state of chaos, as shown recently by the destruction of the national election commission in Benghazi yesterday. The Libyan regime has tolerated war crimes by various armed factions there. But getting to the point of arresting ICC officials with crazy accusations got too far, and led to a reaction from the international community.
It now seems more and more obvious that things did not improve much after the intervention in Libya. It seems that from one bad dictator (gaddafi) the country moved to another bad regime that arrests randomly ICC officials, tolerates or commits war crimes, while fair elections in that country seem impossible. Especially when armed gangs attack the offices of the election commission.
Update 1: Amnesty International urges the ICC to investigate the legality of the detention by the Libyan regime..
From the link above:
Richard Dicker, international justice program director at Human Rights Watch, said the release of the ICC employees was “overdue,” and that if Libya had any concern over their conduct, it should have submitted a complaint to the ICC.
“It is unacceptable that the ICC staff would be held for nearly a month when Libya had no right to do so,” he said in an email to The Associated Press.
Amnesty International echoed the same sentiment and urged the ICC to investigate the legality of the detention and the allegations made by the Libyan authorities. It also questioned Tripoli’s readiness to offer Gadhafi’s son a fair trial.