Muammar Gaddafi’s cruel dictatorship in Libya should be brought to an end and his political demise is long overdue, Greens Leader Bob Brown said in Canberra today.
“Today could bring more horror for the people of Libya after witness reports overnight of a massacre in Tripoli,” Senator Brown said.
“My heart goes out to those who face death for standing up for rights that we in Australia take for granted. We should be very outspoken in supporting them, and our determined support should extend beyond simply supporting their right to protest.”
“The Gaddafi regime is a very cruel dictatorship and has a history of involvement in acts of terror. Its time is up,” Senator Brown said.
“We also support all efforts of the Australian Government to ensure the safety of Australians in Libya.”