Libya`s Ambassador to India resigns: Report

Ali al-Essawi resigns in protest at Libyan govt`s crackdown on demonstrators.

Last Updated: Feb 21, 2011, 15:25 PM IST

London: 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 Gaddafi, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) reported on Monday.
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 it had spoken to Essawi.
There was no immediate comment from the Libyan embassy in New Delhi.

Bureau Report