Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor has been moved from home detention to a police cell in Libya, Foreign Minister Bob Carr says.

Australia's ambassador to Libya, David Ritchie, is on his way to meet with Ms Taylor in Zintan in the country's north west.

She and three other International Criminal Court (ICC) envoys have been placed in "preventive detention" in prison for 45 days as Libya investigates alleged threats to its national security.

The four-member legal team for Muammar Gaddafi's son, Seif al-Islam, has been held since Thursday in the western town after Ms Taylor was found carrying documents for Seif that were considered a "threat to national security".

Senator Carr on Tuesday night said Mr Ritchie had arrived from Rome and would travel the 160km from Tripoli to Zintan along with ICC representatives and ambassadors from the countries of the other detainees. Read More