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Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 02/25/2011

Libya’s ambassador here raising pre-Gaddafi flag

By Jeff Stein

The Libyan ambassador to the United States plans to raise the country’s pre-Gaddafi flag over his Washington, D.C. home Friday afternoon, a U.S. Muslim organization says.

Ambassador Ali Aujali, who resigned earlier this week, “will raise the flag of the pre-Gaddafi era at the residence of the Libyan ambassador in Washington, D.C.” at 2 p.m. Friday, according to the announcement from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.

“There will also be a prayer vigil for all those killed or injured by Gaddafi's forces,” CAIR said, adding that there are about 500 Libyan-Americans in the capital area. The ambassador’s home is in the posh Kalorama neighborhood, where many diplomats live.

Aujali, who announced his resignation Tuesday, could not be reached for further comment.

“I am resigning from serving the regime I am serving, but not resigning from serving our people,” Aujali told Australia’s “The World Today” show on Thursday. “They need me to be around to get the international community to raise their voice, to stop this massacre killing in eastern parts of the country, of Libya and then the western part of Libya.”

Two other Libyan diplomats have resigned from the D.C. mission, according to al-Jazeera.

Counsels Saleh Ali Al Majbari and Jumaa Faris denounced Gaddafi, saying he "bears responsibility for genocide against the Libyan people in which he has used mercenaries," al Jazeera said.

By Jeff Stein  | February 25, 2011; 12:44 PM ET
Categories:  Foreign policy, Intelligence  | Tags:  Ali Aujali, Moammar Gaddafi  
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