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Update on Melinda Taylor

June 17, 2012

Minister for Foreign Affairs, Senator Bob Carr today met with Libyan Foreign Minister Ashour bin Khayal in Istanbul, to directly press for the release of Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor.

Senator Carr said he understood that Ms Taylor had also met with a Libyan investigator and lawyers from the International Criminal Court, in Zintan in the last 24 hours.

The meeting as part of an investigation into allegations of breaches of Libyan national security, made against Ms Taylor and her team following a meeting with the son of former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi.

There is strong international support for Ms Taylor’s release, including from European Governments and the United Nations Security Council.

  1. John Raciti FRSA permalink
    June 17, 2012 9:10 pm

    IHRC Chief demands Libya frees Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and other: Press Note.

    Today IHRC HQ handed over the official letter of IHRC Chief Ambassador Dr. Muhammad Shahid Amin Khan to the Ambassador of Libya at Islamabad, in which IHRC demands to set free Australian lawyer Melinda Taylor and other group members of ICC immediately by Libya.

    Issued By;

    International Human Rights Commission Secretariat

  2. John Raciti FRSA permalink
    June 17, 2012 9:26 pm

    The International Human Rights Commission welcome the United Nations 15-member Security Council statement calling a group of lawyers, including Australian Melinda Taylor, to be set free immediately by Libya.

    On the release of Lawyer Melinda Taylor – I acknowledge that a human being without reason of arresting the ICC group is a violation of human rights…

    Ambassador at Large & Vice Chairman for Australia (Executive Management) Diplomatic agent
    International Human Rights Commission

  3. Wesely permalink
    June 18, 2012 1:45 am

    These are serious allegations, if founded on fact.
    The individuals must stand trial to determine if they have ultimately committed criminal offenses, NO EXCUSES permitted based on their nationality.

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