6 Nov 2011

Prisoners being freed in Libya

7:56 am on 6 November 2011

Hundreds of prisoners are being freed in Libya before the start of the Moslem festival of Eid al-Adha.

The National Transitional Council has agreed to release some men suspected of fighting for the late Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

The BBC reports relatives wept for joy as prisoners left the jail in Misrata.