Libyan rebels holding 'hundreds' of prisoners: ICRC

29th August 2011, Comments 0 comments

Libyan rebels are holding "hundreds" of detainees, some of them foreigners, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Monday.

"We have indications that the rebels are holding many hundreds of detainees," ICRC spokesman Steven Anderson told AFP.

"Many of them are foreigners," some of whom are from sub-saharan Africa, he said without giving more details.

"We visited between 75 and 100 prisoners last week," Anderson said, adding that "constructive" discussions were underway to undertake more visits.

© 2011 AFP

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