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Outraged Secretary-General Calls for Immediate End to Violence in Libya
The following statement was issued on 21 February by the Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:
The Secretary-General is outraged at press reports that the Libyan authorities have been firing at demonstrators from warplanes and helicopters.
Such attacks against civilians, if confirmed, would constitute a serious violation of international humanitarian law and would be condemned by the Secretary-General in the strongest terms.
He once again calls for an immediate end to the violence.
The Secretary-General has been in close touch with key Member States about the developing situation.
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