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LIBYA: Justice minister resigns in protest

February 21, 2011 |  8:09 am

The Libyan justice minister has resigned in protest, a state news agency reported Monday.

Mustafa Abdul Jalil resigned to protest the "bloody situation and use of excessive force" against anti-government protesters by security forces, the Quryna newspaper in Libya reported Monday.

The newspaper has been pro-government but recently has started to cover the protests taking place across Libya.

--  Molly Hennessy-Fiske