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Libyan ambassador in UK, staff of embassy resign
Global Arab Network - - Hannan Taha
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Libyan ambassador in UK & staff of embassy, have all resigned, they're with the protesters now in protest at Libyan government's violent crackdown on demonstrators calling for the ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, Global Arab Network reports.

Moreover, Libya's justice minister resigned Monday protesting excessive use of violence against anti-government demonstrators.

Justice Minister Mustafa Mohamed Abud Al Jeleil confirmed that he stepped down, Libya's Quryna newspaper said on its website.

Violence in Libya escalated Monday as thousands of anti-government protesters took to the streets in capital Tripoli.

European Parliament President Jerzy Buzek urged the authorities in Libya to halt all violence against the demonstrators. "We deplore the loss of life in Libya. We condemn the brutal use of force. We call for an immediate lifting of the "information blockade". The Libyan authorities must stop blocking access to the Internet and mobile phone networks," he said in a statement.

"Those who carry out atrocities must know that they will be brought to justice and that they are responsible for their actions before the Libyan people. The people in Tunisia, Egypt Bahrain and now in Libya are asking for change. The people are no longer paralysed by fear; they have rediscovered a sense of solidarity, civic responsibility and historical duty. It is the will of the people that is changing the reality on the ground," said Buzek.

The demonstrations are so large because they unite Libyans around a common cause: standing up for human dignity. We, the elected representatives of the European people, will defend this dignity wherever we can," he added.

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