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February 21, 2011

UN chief calls Gadhafi to demand immediate end to violence in Libya

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/un_chief_calls_gadhafi_to_demand_immediate_end_to_violence_in_libya_2011022

Muammar al-Gaddafi (2009)

Muammar al-Gaddafi (2009)

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called Libyan President Moammer Ghadafi on Monday and urged to respect the basic freedoms and rights of his people, amid the bloody unrest that has swept the country over the last seven days.

Ban held an extensive phone conversation with Gadhafi to discuss the deteriorating situation in Libya, where some 332 people have reportedly died in clashes with forces loyal to the long-time leader.

The secretary-general expressed to Gadhafi “deep concern at the escalating scale of violence and emphasized that it must stop immediately”, Ban’s office said in a statement following the discussion.” He reiterated his call for respect for basic freedoms and human rights, including peaceful assembly and information.”

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