Libya protesters truck 311 AP.
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Libyan diplomats all over the world resigned from their positions on Tuesday, in protest a bloody crackdown against protesters by their government.
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Libya's ambassador to the United States Ali Aujali resigned on Tuesday and said that he no longer represents his country's "dictatorship regime," Reuters reported.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 called on Muammar Gaddafi to depart during an interview on ABC television's "Good Morning America."
"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.
Also Tuesday, Libya's ambassador to Indonesia Salaheddin M. El Bishari, resigned and 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.
At the same time, 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.
Libya's ambassador to Bangladesh, A.H. Elimam, also 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.
The official said Elimam informed the foreign ministry about his resignation late Monday. The official spoke on condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the issue, and provided no other details.
In India, Libyan Ambassador Ali al-Essawi told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he had resigned his post, effective Tuesday.
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."
al-Houni, who resigned Sunday as Libya's ambassador to the Arab League
in Cairo, 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."
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, who did not identify his position as he stood outside the
embassy with about a dozen Libyan protesters.
The Libyan Embassy
in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, issued a statement condemning what it called
the "barbaric" killing of civilians. About 200 Libyan citizens living in
Malaysia, mainly university students, staged a peaceful protest at the
embassy, chanting, "Game over, Gaddafi!" and smashing a framed
photograph of the Libyan leader that they had taken from inside the
The embassy in Kuala Lumpur was not formally operating
Tuesday, but the ambassador and most other staff planned to return to
work Wednesday, said embassy representative Osama Saleh, adding that no
diplomats would be stepping down there.
In Tokyo, a Japanese
woman who answered the phone at the Libyan Embassy said no staff were
there. The woman, who declined to be named, would not say whether the
diplomats had left Japan.
Officials at Libya's embassies in South Korea and Australia said all staff were working as usual.
Gaddafi appeared very briefly on Libyan state television
early Tuesday to attempt to show he was still in charge and dispel rumors that he had fled the country.