We, Amazigh (Berber) organizations and associations which work for the protection of human rights in general and for Imazighen's (Berbers) cultural and linguistic rights in particular, are seriously preoccupied by mind-blowing rise of violence and terror of which Libyans keep being the victims. We are outraged by the international community's inertia in front of the tragic situation endured by the Libyan people. A tyrant from a bygone age is turning this country into a butcher's shop, using military weapons against people willing to get rid of a despotic and tyrannical regime which deprives them of any form of freedom.
We call for the international community to take its responsibilities and act to limit the damage and put an end to the group massacres the Gadaffi regime is perpetrating against Libyan populations. An intervention is needed to protect civilians from the army of a regime which threatens them with extermination.
Therefore, a no-fly zone is the least that could be done in the quickest possible manner to prevent Gadaffi's planes from attacking helpless populations.
Nearly a month after the start of the horrors Gadaffi's regime is imposing on the Libyan people, the United Nations Security Council must stop beating around the bush and eventually decide to perform their duty, which is to protect civilians calling for help from the terror and barbarity of a man decided to cling to power whatever its price.
Unless an emergency reaction happens very soon, History will remember that Libyan people were left defenseless to face the cruelty of a tyrant and the world ignored their numerous calls for help.
March the 15, 2011.
Signatory associations and organizations:
- AFAFA – Roubaix
- Amyaway Imazighen – Rabat
- Association Mohamed Elkamel des Bidonvilles - Tiddas (Khemissat)
- AZETTA – Rabat
- Internationale Touarègue – Bordeaux
- Libyan Working Group - Amsterdam
- OADL - Rabat
- Tamazgha – Paris
- Tamunt n Imazighen n Libya – London
- Tilelli - Goulmima
- ZARI - Marseille
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