JNN 24 Feb 2011 : Libyan President Muamar Qadhafi has proved that he is a very selfish man and for his own rule he can Kill any No. of Persons on this earth , whether they are enemies or even loyal citizens of Libya.
130 Libyan soldiers have been executed for refusing to open fire on pro-democracy protesters, International Federation for Human Rights says.
An amateur video shows the bodies of some 130 slain soldiers with their hands tied behind their backs. The mutinous soldiers were shot dead in al-Baida near the eastern city of Benghazi.
This comes amid more reports of defiance among army ranks and soldiers who have refused to obey orders by embattled Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to shoot peaceful protesters.
The IFHR said the brutal crackdown on protesters in Libya is “crime against humanity has to be referred to the International Court of Justice,” dpa reported on Wednesday.
Medical sources told the rights group that they have seen scenes of carnage in Benghazi, where hospitals remain packed with dead bodies and people injured in attacks by Gaddafi loyalists.
Meanwhile, hundreds of dead protesters have been buried in mass graves at a beach in the capital Tripoli, reports said.
At least 1,000 people have reportedly lost their lives in the security forces’ crackdown on civilians since last week, while Gaddafi has vowed not to bow to popular calls to end his four-decade rule, and threatened to crush the pro-democracy protesters.
Security forces used heavy machine guns on Wednesday to stop crowds of protesters. However, more cities, including Tajuraa, Zwaara, Azzawiya, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk, are falling out of the control of government forces.
Libya has tightened its clampdown by launching a door-to-door search for opposition protesters, reports say.
The Arab Airlines ATR 42 turbo-prop aircraft flew to Malta without prior notice. The pilot gave details about the flight which was due to land at Malta International Airport on Tuesday, the Times of Malta said.
The plane was denied permission to land and headed back to Libya after having circled for some 20 minutes trying to reverse the decision.
The report said Maltese soldiers were seen entering the airport when the aircraft approached.
It is believed that the plane was carrying 14 passengers, including the daughter of Muammar Gaddafi. The information has not been officially confirmed by the government.
On Monday, two Libyan Air Force Mirage F-1 jet fighters flew to Malta. The pilots sought political asylum, claiming they escaped after having been ordered to bomb protesters in Benghazi. The aircraft had air-to-ground rockets onboard.
Two protesters on Wednesday briefly raised the Pre Qaddafi old Libyan flag at the embassy in Berlin before police detained them.
As about 50 people demonstrated against the violent crackdown in Libya, the men ran inside the property, pulled down the flag of Moamer Gaddafi’s regime and replaced it with the old flag in use until 1969. No one was hurt in the incident.
According to Al Hurra TV, Smallest son of Gaddafi, Saif ul Arab, who was sent by his father to suppress the protesters in the east region of Libya, joined the revolutionists.
Saif ul Arab having combat troops and millitary equipments that was sent to the region joined the protestors.
He also added: My father (Moammar Ghaddafi) would commit suicide or flee to Latin America.
A senior Libyan diplomat has resigned from his post as counselor at the country’s embassy in Canada in protest at the violent crackdown on pro-democracy protesters.
Ihab al-Mismari announced his resignation on Wednesday, saying his decision was due to the embassy’s effort aimed at hiding and downplaying the brutal attacks against protesters in his homeland, AFP reported.
“They are killing the friends with whom I grew up; they are killing my brothers and sisters,” al-Mismari said.
Libya’s violent crackdown on peaceful protesters has been severely slammed by the African Union, the European Union, the United Nations, the Organization of Islamic Conference and the US.
US President Barack Obama said in a televised speech on Wednesday that the bloodshed in Libya is “outrageous and unacceptable” and must stop.
The US and the EU are discussing sanctions on Libyan government in a bid to pressure long-time dictator Muammar Gaddafi’s regime to stop the use of force against civilians seeking greater civil liberties.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has also urged a “prompt and peaceful transition” in Libya, and said that tough sanctions must be imposed on Libyan government.
The world body has announced it may impose a no-fly zone over Libya due to the air strikes that have reportedly killed more than 1,200 protesters.
Government forces have lost control over several cities, especially in the eastern parts of the country as protesters are closing in on the capital, Tripoli.
The people of Boston and surrounding areas came out to protest Gaddafi’s dictatorship and his brutal regime against Libyan civilians.
According to informed sources death toll reached more than 1200 hundreds and 5000 others injured.
Some 1,200 people have been killed by Libyan security forces in bomb attacks against pro-democracy demonstrators in the North African country, reports say.
A Rome-based group representing Arab expatriates revealed the mascara on Tuesday to become yet another aspect of the Tripoli’s brutal crackdown on the country’s popular revolution
“Hospitals have no electricity and no medicines,” said Foad Aodi, who heads the Rome-based Arab World Communities in Italy (COMAI), dpa reported.
COMAI has appealed to the Italian government to send medical and other emergency supplies to Libya.
Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s government “must not remain …deaf and dumb towards the revolution which is taking place in these hours,” Aodi said.
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