OIC condemns Libya attacks on civilians

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
February 22, 2011 12:06

CAIRO — The secretary general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference on Tuesday condemned the bloody crackdown on protests in Libya, and called on Muammar Gaddafi's regime to stop "targeting innocent Libyan people."

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu strongly criticized the Libyan government's use of excessive force against civilians in a statement released by the organization.

He said the nation's authorities should resolve demonstrators' demands through "peaceful means and serious dialogue" rather than bloodshed.

The OIC is an umbrella organization representing 57 Muslim nations.


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