News Alert: 130 Libyan soldiers executed for mutiny

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    Scores of Libyan soldiers have been executed for refusing to open fire on pro-democracy protesters, International Federation for Human Rights (IFHR) says.

    An amateur video shows the bodies of some 130 slain soldiers with their hands tied behind their backs. The mutinous soldiers were shot dead in al-Baida near the eastern city of Benghazi.

    This comes amid more reports of defiance among army ranks and soldiers who have refused to obey orders by embattled Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi to shoot peaceful protesters.

    The IFHR said the brutal crackdown on protesters in Libya is "crime against humanity has to be referred to the International Court of Justice," dpa reported on Wednesday.

    Medical sources told the rights group that they have seen scenes of carnage in Benghazi, where hospitals remain packed with dead bodies and people injured in attacks by Gaddafi loyalists.

    Meanwhile, hundreds of dead protesters have been buried in mass graves at a beach in the capital Tripoli, reports said.

    At least 1,000 people have reportedly lost their lives in the security forces' crackdown on civilians since last week, while Gaddafi has vowed not to bow to popular calls to end his four-decade rule, and threatened to crush the pro-democracy protesters.

    Security forces used heavy machine guns on Wednesday to stop crowds of protesters. However, more cities, including Tajuraa, Zwaara, Azzawiya, Benghazi, Derna and Tobruk, are falling out of the control of government forces.

    Libya has tightened its clampdown by launching a door-to-door search for opposition protesters, reports say.

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    don't worry, Obama is on it...hes sending Hillary with a strongly worded letter to the UN Human Rights Commission.........what? Libya sits on the commission? and your point is?:lol:
     
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    130?

    A good start.
     
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    Terrible.

    Those soldiers were honorable men...and deserve respect.
     
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    That's all that has come out of the white house lately.

    This is awful. If the soldiers are starting to doubt, more carnage will follow. Once upon a time, soldiers are what made the king, King. If the ruler didn't have the backing of his army, he was toast. So what does this latest action really mean?
     
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    They died for their beliefs and country against tyranny.

    Any true patriotic American should feel a kinship with these brave soldiers. :cool:
     
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    The United Nations needs to do more than issue a strong statement. This man is reaching the capacity of a 21st Century Hitler. I think it is a matter of time before he is gone, but how many "Real Martyrs" are going to have to die before this modern day Stalin is gone. This whole thing is getting very sad...
     
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    Exactly.
     

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