UN Human Rights Council likely to convene on Libya, says official
The United Nations Human Rights Council is likely to convene on Friday to discuss the political turmoil in Libya, an official said Wednesday, DPA reported.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity as negotiations between UN member states were still ongoing, said the council was expected to hold a special session to look into the violent suppression of opposition demonstrators.
On Tuesday, the UN Security Council condemned Libya's military crackdown on protesters, expressed "grave concern" about the situation and called on authorities to meet the Libyan people's legitimate demands.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay has warned that attacks on civilians in Libya "may amount to crimes against humanity" and called for an international investigation.