UN Secretary-General Ban’s Statement on Libya

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Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General
On developments in Libya

The Secretary-General is outraged at press reports that the Libyan authorities have been firing at demonstrators from war planes 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.

New York, 21 February 2011