utorak, 22. veljače 2011.

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Izvor: Live Blog - Libya Feb 22
22. veljače 2011.

Međunarodna koalicija protiv ratnih zločinaca izjavila je 22. veljače da je u Libiji od početka prosvjeda ubijeno 519 ljudi, dok ih je 3980 ranjeno, te da je 1500 ljudi nestalo u Libiji.

Libijski veleposlanik u SAD-u je dao ostavku jer ne želi više služiti, kako je rekao, „diktatorskom“ režimu.

Libijski ministar unutarnjih poslova, Abdul Fatah Younis, je prešao na stranu prosvjednika i pozvao libijsku vojsku da stane na stranu naroda i odgovori na njegove „legitimne zahtjeve“.

Na Malti su se zaposlenici libijskog veleposlanstva pridružili prosvjednicima koji su demonstrirali ispred veleposlanstva.

Nikaragvanski predsjednik Ortega je telefonski razgovarao s Gaddafijem i izrazio svoju solidarnost s pomahnitalim diktatorom.

Američka državna tajnica Clinton je krvoproliće u Libiji nazvala „u potpunosti neprihvatljivim“, te izrazila zabrinutost zbog nasilja nad prosvjednicima u Jemenu.

Izvor i puno više vijesti: Live Blog - Libya Feb 22

Većina libijskih vojnika i policajaca pridružila se prosvjednicima protiv Gaddafija kojeg sad štite samo njegovi čuvari i tisuće plaćenika koje je doveo u Libiju da bi se borili protiv libijskog naroda.

Diljem svijeta održavaju se prosvjedi solidarnosti s libijskim narodom i revolucijama u arapskim zemljama.

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VIDEO, AUDIO: Libya unrest: Scores killed in Benghazi 'massacre'

More than 200 people are known to have died, doctors say, with 900 injured. The most bloody attacks were reported over the weekend, when a funeral procession is said to have come under machine-gun and heavy weapons fire. One doctor, saying that fresh gunfire had broken out, told the BBC that what had happened was "a real massacre". Human Rights Watch says at least 173 people have been killed in Libya since demonstrations began on Wednesday. ... "Ninety per cent of these gunshot wounds [were] mainly in the head, the neck, the chest, mainly in the heart," she said. She said the Jala hospital mortuary had 208 bodies from Saturday's violence, and another hospital had 12. ... The violence escalated on Saturday, when a funeral procession for victims of previous clashes made its way past a major security compound. Witnesses said troops used machine-guns, mortars, large-calibre weapons, and even a missile, against the mourners. ... Most of Benghazi is said to be controlled by anti-government protesters. There are reports that the government is bringing in elite forces to the city - as well as foreign mercenaries from sub-Saharan Africa. There have also been reports of anti-government protests in other eastern cities, including al-Bayda and Dernah, as well as Misrata further west, about 200km (125 miles) from the capital Tripoli.

Reuters: Unrest spreads to Libyan capital as Arab protests simmer

As he spoke, police used tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters in Tripoli, where gunfire was heard, vehicles were on fire and protesters threw stones at billboards of Gaddafi, who is facing the most serious challenge to his four-decade rule. ... In the Gulf kingdom of Bahrain, thousands of protesters gathered in a square in Manama, calling for political change and awaiting promised talks with the island's Sunni rulers. After days of violence, the mood among the mainly Shi'ite protesters appeared to be more conciliatory. Libya, however was witnessing the bloodiest episodes yet in two months of unrest convulsing the Arab world. ... Al Jazeera television said thousands of protesters clashed with supporters of Gaddafi in Tripoli's Green Square. The violence spread to Tripoli after days of protests in Benghazi, Libya's second largest city, in which at least 233 people have been killed, according to Human Rights Watch. Communications are tightly controlled and Benghazi is not accessible to international journalists, but the picture that has emerged is of a city slipping from the grasp of security forces in the biggest challenge to Gaddafi's rule since the "brotherly leader" seized power in a 1969 military coup. Habib al-Obaidi, head of the intensive care unit at the main Al-Jalae hospital in Benghazi, said the bodies of 50 people, mostly killed by gunshots, had been brought there on Sunday afternoon. The deaths came after scores were killed on Saturday. Two hundred people had arrived wounded, 100 of them in serious condition, he said. Members of an army unit known as the "Thunderbolt" squad had come to the hospital carrying wounded comrades, he said. The soldiers said they had defected to the cause of the hundreds of thousands of protesters in the streets and had fought and defeated Gaddafi's elite guards. "They are now saying that they have overpowered the Praetorian Guard and that they have joined the people's revolt," another man at the hospital who heard the soldiers, lawyer Mohamed al-Mana, told Reuters by telephone. A Libyan tribal leader threatened to block oil exports to the West within 24 hours if the government does not stop the "oppression of protesters." Another tribal chief told al Jazeera Gaddafi had to leave the country. ... Unrest also hit Yemen, Tunisia, Morocco, Oman, Kuwait, Algeria and Djibouti over the weekend as people took to the streets demanding political and economic change. In Iran, thousands of security personnel deployed in the streets of Tehran and other cities to prevent protesters rallying in spite of a ban, opposition websites said. ... In Tunisia on Sunday, security forces fired into the air as tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered downtown to call for the replacement of the interim government -- a sign that problems are not all swept away with the removal of a dictator. In Yemen, shots were fired at a demonstration in the capital Sanaa on the ninth consecutive day of unrest. Thousands were demanding the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, who called for dialogue with the opposition. But the coalition of main opposition parties said there could be no dialogue with "bullets and sticks and thuggery," or with a government "which gathers mercenaries to occupy public squares ... and terrorise people." At least 2,000 protesters gathered in a square in Morocco's capital on Sunday to demand King Mohammed give up some powers.

VIDEO: Libyan Protest in Washington D.C. Feb 19 2011


Ubijeni u krajnje brutalnoj krvavoj represiji nad prosvjednicima u Libiji


Prosvjednici na libijskom veleposlanstvu u Londonu uklonili zastavu Gaddafijevog režima i postavili novu libijsku zastavu. (21. veljače 2011.)



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