Libya's ambassador to Indonesia resigns

February 22, 2011 15:15

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Libya's ambassador to Indonesia resigned on Tuesday, to protest a bloody crackdown against protesters by his government.

Salaheddin M. El Bishari told the English-language Jakarta Post newspaper in an exclusive interview: "Soldiers are killing unarmed civilians mercilessly. Using heavy weaponry, fighter jets and mercenaries against its own people. It is not acceptable."

He said, effective Tuesday, he also was stepping down from his posts in Singapore and Brunei Darussalam.

"I have enough of it. I don't tolerate it anymore," he said.

Michael Tene, a spokesman for Indonesia's Foreign Ministry, said he had been informed about the decision, but provided no details.

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