Democracy Now: U.N. Security Council, Rights Panel Holds Sessions on Libya

Both the U.N. Security Council and U.N. Human Rights Council are holding sessions on Libya today. Measures under consideration include the imposition of a no-fly zone over Tripoli, increased sanctions, and investigation of the Gaddafi regime for “crimes against humanity.” U.S. State Department spokesperson P.J. Crowley said the United States backs international pressure on the Libyan government.

P.J. Crowley: “We support expelling Libya from the Human Rights Council. The Libyan government has violated the rights of its people. Taking this step continues the increased isolation that the Libyan government is facing, including announcements made yesterday by the Arab League and the African Union.”


~ by wheresthemic on February 26, 2011.

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