Libya promises inquiry into abuse claims

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Posted: Sep 23, 2011 5:26 PM
Libya promises inquiry into abuse claims

Libya's acting prime minister is promising an investigation into the mistreatment of foreigners at the hands of rebels there.

Mahmoud Jibril says some foreigners have been abused since the rebels took control of the country after the fall of Moammar Gadhafi.

He said Friday there will be an inquiry into what happened and the root causes of the abuse.

Human Rights Watch has said there have been widespread arrests and frequent abuse of migrant workers since the rebels seized Tripoli late last month.

Some foreign workers have been accused of supporting Gadhafi during the fighting.

Jibril heads the National Transitional Council. He says a new Cabinet should be chosen next week.