Human Rights Watch has called on those countries with influence in Libya to unify in a call for an end to the unlawful killing of protesters.
The US based group, which is calculating the numbers of dead and injured from sources in the country’s hospitals, fears the number of victims is set to increase dramatically.
Reed Brody from Human Rights Watch said: ‘‘We would like to see friends of Libya, the African Union, the European Union, make clear that this violence against unarmed protesters has to stop, that these are crimes that are being committed and that those who commit them could be brought to justice. We would like to see a total cut off of military and security aid to Libya and demand that Libya restore the Internet and allow journalists and human rights group in to see what is really happening.’‘
Libyan state TV continues to broadcast pro-Gaddafi supporters kissing images of the embattled leader. The wider picture suggests huge swathes of the country are in chaos and his regime is unravelling.