Outraged Secretary-General Calls for Immediate End to Violence in Libya

22 February 2011
SG/SM/13408-AFR/2119

Outraged Secretary-General Calls for Immediate End to Violence in Libya

22 February 2011
Secretary-General
SG/SM/13408 AFR/2119
Department of Public Information • News and Media Division • New York

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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