Security Council condemns violence in Libya

The Security Council has condemned violence in Libya and called for steps to address the legitimate demands of the population including through national dialogue.

Maria Luiza Viotti

Maria Luiza Viotti

In a statement following closed door briefing on the situation in the country, Council members called on the authorities to act with restraint and respect human rights and humanitarian law.

They expressed concern at the reports of shortages of medical supplies to treat the wounded and urged the Libyan authorities to ensure the safe passage of humanitarian and medical supplies and humanitarian workers into the country.

Ambassador Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti of Brazil is the President of the Security Council in February.

“The members of the Security Council expressed grave concern at the situation in Libya. They condemned the violence and use of force against civilians, deplored the repression against peaceful demonstrators, and expressed deep regret at the deaths of hundreds of civilians. They called for an immediate end to the violence and for steps to address the legitimate demands of the population, including through national dialogue.”

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