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Swiss back UN resolution against Libya

The Swiss government has acknowledged the resolution by the United Nations Security Council for a no-fly zone over Libya.

This content was published on March 18, 2011 - 14:45
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It described the decision taken by the council in New York on Thursday as a measure to stop the violence against Libyan civilians and an impending humanitarian disaster.

“Switzerland hopes the resolution will be put into force without delay,” the foreign ministry said.

The ministry called for those found guilty of using force against people exercising their democratic rights in Libya to be brought to justice.

Three Swiss humanitarian teams have been stationed in Egypt and Tunisia since last month to help people in need.

Switzerland has also granted SFr2 million ($2.2 million) in aid to international humanitarian organisations active in Libya.

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