Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on developments in Libya
New York – 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.
21 February 2011