2011 (EN)

The FONDAZIONE MEDITERRANEO convened its executive board in special session to launch an appeal to the international community to do something to stop the massacre of defenceless civilians in Libya, in order to affirm the values of dignity, human rights and democracy.

Libyan armed forces are using machine guns and fighter planes against demonstrators pro-democracy: thousands of them have been killed and many buried under the sand of Mediterranean beaches; without a prompt international action the repression could turn into a bloodbath.

The European Union and the Security Council of the United Nations met to approve resolutions on Libya. They condemned violence and will be responsible not only for the implementation of the no-fly zone and the naval embargo, but also for attacks on the ground carried out to protect civilians.