Middle East protests call for bold reforms, not repression – UN chief
17 February 2011
Ban Ki-moon today called for an immediate end to violence against peaceful protesters in Bahrain and said he would be contacting leaders in the Middle East and North Africa to urge them to institute bold reforms, not repression.
“I am disturbed by all these violent means of trying to disperse demonstrators, the freedom of expression, freedom of access to information, particularly the journalists,” he told reporters
at United Nations Headquarters in New York.