Tripoli: Libyan prosecutor general has resigned from his post, protesting Muammar Gaddafi’s brutal crackdown on mass demonstrations.
Earlier, one of the strongman’s sons, Seif al-Arab Gaddafi, joined forces with protesters in the eastern city of Benghazi. He was sent there by his father to launch a crackdown on protesters in the city.
Libya’s Justice Minister Mustafa Abdel Galil and Interior Minister Abdel Fatah Yunes have also stepped down to join the people’s revolution.
“Our only aim is to liberate Libya from this regime and then people choose the government they want,” Abdel Galil said in an interview with Al Jazeera after his resignation.
Meanwhile, Ahmed Gaddaf al-Dam, one of the Libyan ruler’s top security officials, has also resigned.
Libyan envoy to the Arab League Abdel Moneim al-Honi and the country’s ambassador to China Hussein Sadeq Al Misurati, quit their posts on Sunday to join the protests.
Ihab Al-Mismari, a senior diplomat at the Libyan embassy in Canada, also gave up his post due to the embassy’s efforts to hide and downplay the bloody violence in his homeland.
A number of army officials and soldiers have mutinied in indignation at Gaddafi’s killing of civilians.
At least 130 soldiers have been executed for disobeying orders of shooting at peaceful protesters, reports said.
The UN Security Council is set to meet on the crisis in Libya and is likely to impose sanctions on Gaddafi and his cronies who are responsible for the massive killing of people.