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Mass Prison Break in Libya

5:21 PM, Oct 15, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
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The Associated Press reports on a mass prison break in Tripoli, Libya: 

Libya's Supreme Security Committee says 120 prisoners have escaped from jail in the capital city of Tripoli, where security guards are suspected of having accepted bribes to free them.

Spokesman Abdel-Moneim al-Hurr says only two of the 120 have been arrested since their escape Monday. It is the second jailbreak in Tripoli this year.

Prisoners say that since Libya's uprising, some have been languishing in prisons without charge. They also say the courts have not moved to hear their cases.

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