Libya's ambassador to India resigns in protest against violence: BBC

Libya protestsThis photograph shows people gathering during recent days' unrest in Benghazi, Libya. (AP Photo)

Libya's ambassador to India has resigned in protest at his government's violent crackdown on demonstrators calling for the ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on Monday. (Read: Gadhafi's son warns of civil war in Libya )

The BBC, on its Arabic service website, said Ambassador Ali al-Essawi also accused the government of deploying foreign mercenaries against the protesters. The BBC confirmed to Reuters it had spoken to Essawi.

There was no immediate comment from the Libyan embassy in New Delhi.
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