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Libyan diplomats reject Gaddafi's "brutal regime"

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Libyan diplomats reject Gaddafi's "brutal regime"

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In an unprecedented move, most of Libya’s mission to the United Nations in New York has revolted against Gaddafi, vowing to represent the people not the government from now on.

Ibrahim Dabbashi said they were taking the action because of the regime’s despicable action in attacking the Libyan people:

“We have never been with Gaddafi, we are with the people and we just made a statement to ask the international community to intervene to do something to help the Libyan people who are facing genocide in Tripoli. Also he is facing crimes against humanity in all the eastern cities of Libya,” he said.

As protesters showed their support for the uprising outside UN headquarters, the diplomat and his colleagues called for help from the UN.

They want it to establish a no-fly zone above Libya to prevent mercenaries from being flown in and to establish a safe passage for medical supplies to help treat the injured.