INTERNATIONAL

Sweden critical of Libyan sharia comment

The Swedish government has reacted strongly against the Libyan transition leader Mustafa Jalil's suggestion to introduce sharia law.

Swedish aid minister Gunilla Carlsson visited the country on Tuesday.

Carlsson was told by other members of Libya's National Transition Council that Jalil's statement reflected only his personal opinion and was not an official recommendation.

Sweden will continue its aid by sending food and water, Carlsson told Swedish Radio International.

Sweden assisted the NATO mission which helped depose the Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi and has so far provided about $30 million in aid.

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