More than 1000 inmates escape from Libyan jail

Sunday, 28 July 2013 - 8:27

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About 1,200 inmates have escaped from a jail in the restive Libyan city of Benghazi.

 

A security official told that most of the escapees were facing serious charges.

 

Another report said a riot had taken place inside the al-Kwafiya prison.

 

The jailbreak comes a day after the assassination of a prominent political activist triggered protests in the city, although it is not clear whether the two are connected.