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Report: Libya releases 2 political prisoners

Report: Libya releases 2 political prisoners

A human rights group says Libya has released two political prisoners in another signal that the North African country is willing to change its policies.
Human Rights Watch says the two men, Jamal al-Haji and Faraj Humaid, were released Tuesday. They were sentenced in 2007 after planning a peaceful demonstration to commemorate the deaths of protesters who died during clashes with police.
Al-Haji, who also has Danish citizenship, had been sentenced to 12 years in prison and Humaid to 15 years.
The rights group says it hopes Libya will continue to make reforms.
Libya leader Moammar Gadhafi was once ostracized by the West for sponsoring terrorism. But in recent years, he has been trying to increase Libya's global stature.


Updated : 2021-01-16 11:15 GMT+08:00