MOSCOW, July 5 (RAPSI) - An appeal filed by Alexander Shadrov and Vladimir Dolgov, who are accused by the new Libyan government of helping Muammar Gaddafi's regime, has been postponed until August 14, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said on Friday.
The two Russians, along with 19 Ukrainians and three Belarusians, were detained in the fall of 2011 by Libya's National Transitional Council. They have been charged with having allegedly participated in the hostilities on the side of the ousted leader, Gaddafi.
On February 4, 2013, the Libyan authorities announced that they had sentenced Shadrov, who was also accused of coordinating the group, to life. The others, including the other Russian, Dolgov, were sentenced to 10 years in prison and correctional labor.
The prisoners have been transferred to a prison in Zintan from Tripoli where tensions have risen, Lukashevich said.
"The conditions at the new prison are acceptable," he said. "There morale and their psychological condition are satisfactory. We have reached an agreement with the prison administration on regular visits by Russian consular officials."