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Arab Parliament elects Al-Deqbasi by acclamation to succeed Libya''s Ben Amer

CAIRO, March 21 (KUNA) -- The Arab Parliament nominated by acclamation during its emergency meeting here Monday member of the Kuwaiti National Assembly Ali Al-Deqbasi to succeed Libyan Huda Ben Amer, who has been sacked.
The Arab Parliament started its emergency session with a resolution that provides for dismissing the parliament's speaker Ben Amer.
This comes in implementation of the resolution made by the Arab League that stipulates the non-participation of the delegations of the Libyan government at the meetings of the Arab League Council, and all relevant Arab bodies and agencies, including the Arab Parliament.
Further, the Arab League's resolution comes in protest of the crimes that are being perpetrated by the Libyan authorities against protesters, and ongoing peaceful popular demonstrations in a number of Libyan cities, besides the use of live ammunition, heavy war machines, military aircraft, and recruiting mercenaries to quell the protesters.
The Arab League Council set some preconditions for Libya's return to the pan-Arab body, including immediate halt of violence against protesters, resorting to national dialogue, responding to legitimate demands of the Libyan people, and respecting their right to demonstrate and freedom of speech.
Additionally, the Arab League called on Libyan authorities to lift the embargo on media outlets, reopening means of communication and phone network, besides giving an access to urgent medical assistance to injured people.
The emergency session of the Arab Parliament is also attended by Foreign Relations Committee Chairman at the Kuwaiti National Assembly Mubarak Al-Khureinj, in addition to MP Mikhled Al-Azmi. (end) sm.mab.aff KUNA 211731 Mar 11NNNN