Tripoli, 8 December 2013:
Four elders and sheikhs from Bani Walid were released yesterday from a Zawia prison where they had been . . .[restrict]held since last year.
The prisoners, Sheikh Mohammed Barghouti, Sheikh Faraj Gmad, Sheikh Musa Shafter and Sheikh Abu Bakar Bashir Rezgui, were all members of the Bani Walid Council. They had been held in Zawia by members of the Libya Shield.
Zawia held a big celebration on the occasion entitled “Tolerance for the Home,” in the presence of second deputy General National Congress (GNC) president Saleh Makhzoum and the Minister of Justice, Salah Marghani. Representatives from the United Nations and the International Red Cross also attended.
Eight people from Tawergha were also released from a Misrata jail last week. The city has promised to release some 500 prisoners, including 200 Tawerghans. [/restrict]