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Libya Promises Inquiry Into Abuse Claims

Transitional National Council Prime Minister Mahmud Jibril is promising an inquiry into charges of mistreatment of foreigners.
Libya's acting prime minister has promised an investigation into the mistreatment of foreigners by forces loyal to the country's new rulers.

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

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 Qaddafi during the fighting.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the National Transitional Council, (NTC), said Libya's interim rulers will announce a "crisis" government within the next few days.

Analysts say it remains unclear whether the NTC, still based in the eastern city of Benghazi, can unify a country split along tribal and regional lines.

compiled from agency reports