Libyan Embassy in Malaysia condemns 'massacre'

Updated on Feb 22, 2011 02:23 PM IST

The Libyan Embassy in Malaysia is distancing itself from Moammar Gadhafi's regime, and has condemned the "barbaric" killing of civilians protesting against him. An embassy statement says it will "stand with our Libyan nationals."

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AP | By, Kuala Lumpur

The Libyan Embassy in Malaysia is distancing itself from Moammar Gadhafi's regime, and has condemned the "barbaric" killing of civilians protesting against him. An embassy statement says it will "stand with our Libyan nationals."

It says, "We strongly condemn the barbaric, criminal massacre ... of our innocent civilians."

The statement was issued Tuesday after embassy officials opened the compound's gates to about 200 Libyans in Malaysia, mainly university students.

They staged a peaceful protest for about an hour, chanting, "Game over, Gadhafi!"

Embassy official Osama Saleh said the ambassador and most other staff planned to return to work Wednesday, and that no diplomats in Malaysia were stepping down.

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