Pro-Isolation Law militiamen blockade Foreign Ministry; want new Foreign Minister, closure of Moscow embassy

Tripoli, 28 April 2103:

Militiamen from Misrtata, Suq Al-Juma and Tajoura surrounded the ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tripoli’s Shara Al-Shatt this morning, preventing staff from entering the buildings. They also blocked roads around the buildings with “technicals” – vehicles mounted with anti-aircraft guns.

They said they were doing so in support of the Political Isolation Law which, if approved by Congress, would ban thousands of Qaddafi-era from holding office.

Claiming that staff at Foreign Ministry had continued to work for the Qaddafi regime until 19 August 2011 and that a number of current . . .

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