25 February 2011

Senegalese President Abdoulaye Wade condemns crackdown on protesters in Libya

(APS) - The Head of State of Senegal Abdoulaye Wade strongly condemns the bloody repression exerted on Libyan demonstrators seeking the departure of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to power 42 years in his country.

At the weekly meeting of the Cabinet held on Thursday,''Wade expressed his strong condemnation of the bloody repression exerted by the Libyan authorities on unarmed civilian populations,''reports a statement sent to the APS.

Wade recalled his''unwavering commitment to peace, democracy and respect for human rights,''the source added, noting that''the Senegal invites the Libyan authorities to show restraint, engage in dialogue and to initiate dialogue in order to support the legitimate demands expressed by the demonstrators.''

''The president recalled that Senegal has already asked, along with other countries, the immediate convening of a meeting of the Council of Human Rights of the Organization of the United Nations that must decide what Friday on the situation in Libya,''says the statement.

For several days, events are organized in several cities for the departure of Libyan President Muammar Gaddafi power.

According to foreign media, the Libyan security forces have used air power to repress the demonstrators. Organizations defending human rights refer to several hundreds of people killed by security forces.

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