UN Security Council is updated on Libya

On February 26, the United Nations Security Council unanimously asked for a criminal investigation of Muammar el-Qadaffi’s use of force against civilians.  The prosecutor, Mr. Moreno-Ocampo reported back to the Security Council earlier this morning.

Mr. Moreno-Ocampo told the Security Council that there is evidence to support charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity saying, “War crimes are apparently committed as a matter of policy.”  Moreno-Ocampo, an International Criminal Court Prosecutor will request three arrest warrants for his probe into killings of pro-democracy demonstrators in Libya 

The Russian Representative to the United Nations called for an immediate ceasefire of all parties involved, including NATO in order to protect civilians. 

US Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Susan Rice said today, “we believe in the potential of the Libyan people. We believe they deserve leaders who share and support their aspirations for freedom, democracy, and dignity. Through his brutal oppression, Qadhafi has demonstrated time and again that he is not interested in a Libya that honors his people’s hopes and rights.”  To read the rest of Ambassador Rice’s statement to the Security Council, click here.

We continue to pray for the Libyan people and for their freedom, democracy and dignity.   


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