Monday, June 11, 2012

'Nuff said

(Taking context-optional note of thought-provoking quotes)
‘I emphasised our strong interest in seeing the matter resolved quickly and urged Mr Aziz to facilitate full consular access to Ms Taylor.’
– Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr, describing his phone call to an official in Libya, where attorney Melinda Taylor and 3 other International Criminal Court staffers, on a mission to visit ICC accused Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, have been detained since Saturday. The ICC reportedly has sent a 2d delegation to negotiate the release of the staffers -- not only Taylor, but also interpreter Helene Assaf, Esteban Peralta Losilla, chief of the ICC counsel support section, and Alexander Khodakov, Special Adviser to the ICC Registrar on External Relations and Cooperation. Of the detention, ICC President Sang-Hyun Song “requested”:
'These four international civil servants have immunity when on an official ICC mission. I call on the Libyan authorities to immediately take all necessary measures to ensure their safety and security and to liberate them.’
’Nuff said.

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