Libya's government spokesman says four reporters held for the past few weeks will face trial on Tuesday and then are likely to be released.
Mousa Ibrahim said late Monday that they will appear before a judge in an administrative court in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.
Ibrahim said he did not believe the four would face a jail term. He said they were likely to be fined then be released.
Ibrahim did not name them but said they included at least two U.S. citizens and a Spaniard. He said a South African reporter was still missing.
He said the delay in releasing the four was because of a NATO airstrike on Justice Ministry offices and the general chaos of the war.