Thursday, October 15, 2009

Libya Frees 'repentant' Islamists

Another one of our so called Islamic "allies" has shown their true colors. I wonder if these releasees will turn out like the Gitmo guys who had returned to join the jihad? Nah...that would mean that they lied to get released, and that could never happen.

Libya frees 'repentant' Islamists

Libya has released 88 Islamist inmates, some of them belonging to a group with suspected links to al-Qaeda, the country's state-run charity has said.

It said among those freed were 45 members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which had been accused of trying to oust Col Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

The militants had been in prolonged talks with Tripoli to reach a deal to renounce violence and win the release.

They were freed from the notorious Abu Selim prison, near Tripoli.

"We congratulate all advocates of human rights issues on the release of 45 members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and 43 members of various other Jihadist groups," Libya's Human Rights Association said in a statement on Thursday.

The association is part of the powerful Gaddafi Foundation, which is run by Col Gaddafi's son, Saif al-Islam.

The move is seen as yet another step in Libya's national reconciliation agenda, the BBC's Rana Jawad says.

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