Joint Press Release:

The Media Review Network (MRN) and Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) are inspired by the confirmation that senior Libyan diplomatic personnel and ambassadors have resigned in solidarity with the protest against the Gaddafi regime. We also recognize calls made by the diplomats to the International Community to take urgent steps to halt the massacres taking place in Benghazi, Tripoli and other Libyan cities. We therefore believe that the Libyan Ambassador to South Africa, Dr. Abdallah Alzubedi, has a moral obligation to show solidarity with the Libyan people.

The Libyan government of Muammer Gaddafi has embarked on a brutal and violent suppression of the popular uprising by the people. Using military weapons supplied by the west, he has employed his air force, security forces on the ground as well as mercenaries, on defenseless civilians, in an attempt to suppress the uprising. The Gaddafi family dynasty, like all other family fiefdoms in the region, is western supported, is a sham democracy and held in position by rigged elections.

The MRN and MJC acknowledge the resignation of senior politicians from the Gaddafi government, notably the Minister of Justice, Mustafa Mohammed Al – Jaleil, Libyan Ambassador to India, Ali Al-Esawi and others. We therefore call upon the Libyan Ambassador to South Africa – Dr A A Alzubedi to also immediately resign his position.

Ibrahim Vawda

Senior Researcher,

Media Review Network

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Nabeweya Malick                                                                                                                                    

Public Affairs & Media,

Muslim Judicial Council   

Cape Town

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E-mail: pro@mjc.org.za

MRN

Author: MRN Network

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