Libya urged to release detained ICC staff
Speaking in Teheran Wednesday, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged the UN Security Council to tell Libya to release the four delegates of the International Criminal Court, including Russian diplomat Alexander Khodakov, who were detained in Zintan on June 7th and sent to 45 days in preliminary detention.
He accused the Libyan authorities of flouting Security Council resolutions concerning the ICC.
The Russian Minister called attention to the fact that Libya remains in a state of anarchy, which is incompatible with the rule of law.
He mentioned, among other things, the long prison sentences handed down on two Russian engineers for their alleged cooperation with the Gaddafi regime.
Red Cross Libyan Office in Misrata comes under attack
The Libyan Office of the Red Cross in Misrata has come under attack.
According to the Associated Press news agency, one person died in the attack, while the building was damaged.
This is the second attack on international mission buildings in Libya in the past few days.
A group of armed people opened fire on a lorry column with British diplomats in Benghazi on the 11th of this month.
There’s no end of armed groups taking no orders from the central government in Libya following the civil war and the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi.
Efforts to transform them into army units have thus far proved futile.
Jun 13, 2012
Red Cross office in western Libya attacked
TRIPOLI, June 12 (Xinhua) — The office of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Libya’s western city of Misrata came under attack on Tuesday by unknown armed men, a spokeswoman said.