February 20, 2011 / 11:24 AM / 9 years ago

Britain calls on world to criticise Libya crackdown

LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary William Hague called on global leaders on Sunday to speak out against Libya’s crackdown on anti-government demonstrators.

“The world should not hesitate to condemn those actions,” Hague told Sky News.

“What Colonel Gaddafi should be doing is respecting basic human rights and there is no sign of that in the dreadful response, the horrifying response, of the Libyan authorities to these protests.”

Hague said he did not want to get drawn into the question of the future of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

“We don’t try to choose who is running individual countries,” he said. (Reporting by Matt Falloon)

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