Tue, Feb 22, 2011 | Jerusalem Post | Jakarta Post
Libyan Ambassadors Resign Posts to Protest Bloody Crackdown
The Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday Libyan diplomats all over the world resigned from their positions, in protest a bloody crackdown against protesters by their government.
For example, Libya’s ambassador to the United States Ali Aujali resigned on Tuesday and said that he no longer represents his country’s “dictatorship regime,” Reuters reported. Aujali asked Muammar Gaddafi to depart during an interview on ABC television. “I resign from serving the current dictatorship regime. But I will never resign from serving our people until their voices reach the whole world, until their goals are achieved,” Aujali said.
Libya’s ambassadors to Bangladesh and India also resigned. A.H. Elimam, ambassador to Bangladesh, resigned to protest the killing of family members by government soldiers in Libya, said a senior official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Dhaka.
Libya’s ambassador to India, Ali al-Eassawi, told AP on Tuesday that he had resigned his post. “The authorities are killing peaceful people, which is not acceptable,” al-Essawi said. “We have to stop the bloodshed. It’s the responsibility of the international community to stop the bloodshed.”
Abdel-Moneim al-Houni, Libya’s ambassador to the Arab League in Cairo, resigned last Sunday. He demanded that Gaddafi and his commanders and aides be put on trial for “the mass killings in Libya.”
At least one diplomat at the Libyan Embassy in Beijing, Hussein El-Sadek El-Mesrati, said he had resigned after seeing his people “killed by the Hitler Gaddafi.” “I tell him, ‘Finished! Game over! Get out! Get out! Go in Israel. Israel. Go, go! Your people in Israel, not in Arab people. Finished!,” said El-Mesrati.
Other key Libyan diplomats disowned Gaddafi’s regime and the country’s deputy UN ambassador called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council that will take place Tuesday. The Libyan Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, issued a statement condemning what it called the “barbaric” killing of civilians.
Read full report in the Jerusalem Post here.
Libyan ambassador to Indonesia quits as protest against Qaddafi
The Libyan Ambassador to Indonesia Salaheddin M. El Bishari tendered his resignation on Tuesday as a protest against the brutal acts of Moammar Qaddafi, the Jakarta Post reported Tuesday.
“As a response to what’s going on in my country, I have submitted my resignation as secretary of Libyan People’s Burea in Indonesia. It’s effective today (Tuesday), El Bishari told The Jakarta Post in an exclusive interview. El Bishari is simultaneously quitting his job in Singapore, Brunei Darussalam and the ASEAN as well.
“Soldiers are killing unarmed civilians mercilessly. Using heavy weaponry, fighter jets and mercenaries against its own people. It is not acceptable,” the usually calm envoy said angrily. “I have enough of it. I don’t tolerate it anymore.”
Unlike in Tunisia and Egypt, Qaddafi’s military cracked down harshly on people’s revolt against the 41-year-old tyranny. More than 200 people reportedly were killed during the last five days.
Read full article in the Jakarta Post here.