UN rights chief condemns Libya, Bahrain, Yemen crackdowns

GENEVA — UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Friday condemned the violence used by security forces in Libya, Bahrain and Yemen against anti-government protesters.
The UN's top human rights official said security forces responded in an "illegal and excessively heavy-handed" manner against peaceful demonstrators.
In a statement issued by her office, she condemned the use of live ammunition against protesters in Libya, the use of electric tasers and batons in Yemen, and the use of military-grade shotguns in Bahrain.