ICC lawyer detained in Libya on security concerns
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan lawyer says authorities have detained a member of an International Criminal Court delegation after she allegedly showed sensitive documents to deposed dictator Moammar Gadhafi's son and former heir apparent Seif al-Islam, who was captured by revolutionary fighters in November.
The lawyer in charge of Seif al-Islam's case, Ahmed Al-Jehani, said Saturday that Melinda Taylor was part of a four-member ICC delegation that was visiting the captive in the mountain town of Zintan.
He says authorities took her camera and recording device before her Thursday meeting with Seif al-Islam, but that inside she shared documents that they said could harm Libya's national security, including information and drawings that could endanger Libyans living abroad.
Al-Jehani says Taylor is being held in a guesthouse in Zintan where her colleagues are staying. He says she will likely be released some time Saturday.