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Hundreds of Libyan prisoners freed

In Libya, the National Transitional Council is releasing hundreds of prisoners, many suspected Gaddafi loyalists, ahead of a major religious festival.

But the NTC says it is still holding alleged foreign mercenaries from Chad, Niger and Mali, because they have yet to be brought before the courts.

Karen Allen reports from Misrata.

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  • 05 Nov 2011
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