Libyan crackdown ‘escalates’ – UN

February 25, 2011 06:21

Reports from Libya indicate thousands may have been killed or injured as the government crackdown escalates “alarmingly”, UN human rights head Navi Pillay has said.

BBC News


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“In brazen and continuing breach of international law, the crackdown in Libya of peaceful demonstrations is escalating alarmingly with reported mass killings, arbitrary arrests, detention and torture of protesters,” said Ms Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.


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