Organization of Islamic Conference condemns Libya's use of force against protesters
The Organization of Islamic Conference on Wednesday condemned Libya's excessive use of force that has killed hundreds of civilian protesters, dpa reported.
The OIC, now under Turkey's chairmanship, said in a statement from New York that a "large number" of Libyans have been killed and injured in the military crackdown of demonstrations.
"The OIC considers the ongoing coercion and oppression in Libya as a humanitarian catastrophe which goes against Islamic and human values," the statement said.
"The OIC called on Libyan authorities to stop immediately violence against innocent Libyans and emphasizes the need to address their claims peacefully and through serious dialogue instead of assassination and blood shedding."
The OIC reiterated its principles that people have the right to express their legitimate claims in a peaceful and civilized way.