( dpa ) - Libya has released 90 suspected radical Islamists with ties to the terrorist network al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, with the intention of convincing them to support a modern Libyan state.
The release was the result of mediation by the Gaddafi Foundation for Welfare and Development, which conducted a dialogue with the extremists.
The foundation is headed by Seif al-Islam, the son of Libyan President Moamer Gaddafi. The dialogue reportedly was able to convince the extremists to commit themselves to a modern Libya.
The released suspects comprised about one-third of the members of the group of the "Fighting Union for Libya."