Australia says early release of Libya lawyer unlikely

Oceania - 13/06/2012

Foreign Minister Bob Carr said on Wednesday an Australian lawyer and three others held in Libya were entitled to immunity, but admitted the chances of their early release appeared slim. Melinda Taylor was detained late last week after she met with Saif al-Islam, the son of the slain Muammar Gaddafi, as part of a four-person team from the International Criminal Court (ICC). They were there to help the detained Saif, 39, choose a defence lawyer. The Hague-based ICC wants to try him for crimes against humanity.