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UN official says Libya may need no-fly zone

BRUSSELS (AP) - The U.N.'s top human rights official says the international community may need to impose a no-fly zone over Libya to protect civilians from attacks by government aircraft.
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay says if unconfirmed reports of aerial attacks against civilians turn out to be true, "I think there's an immediate need for that level of protection."
In an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday, Pillay said she was "appalled" by the level of violence there because protesters are only demanding basic human rights.
Peru, which has suspended diplomatic relations with Libya, has asked the U.N. Security Council to establish a no-fly zone in Libyan airspace "to prevent the use of that country's warplanes against (its) population."


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