Arab countries should not use violence against people- OIC

The secretary general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) said Middle Eastern and North African people were today voicing their demands for a more pluralist administration and democracy

Arab countries should not use violence against people- OIC

The secretary general of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Saturday called on Arab countries not to use violence against their people.

Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu referred to developments in Bahrain, Libya, Algeria and Yemen, and called on Arab countries not to use violence against their citizens but to respect to human rights.

"Arab administrations using violence against their people are losing their legitimacy rapidly, and the revolts in Egypt and Tunisia are legitimate national movements," Ihsanoglu told AA correspondent.
Ihsanoglu underlined importance of people's demands, and said governments of Arab countries should pay attention to the voice of their citizens.

"The incidents in Tunisia and Egypt are not a surprise, but their timing is a surprise as in the 10-year action plan we made public in 2005, we had seen the nation's challenge and laid down solution proposals," Ihsanoglu said.

Ihsanoglu said Middle Eastern and North African people were today voicing their demands for a more pluralist administration and democracy.

The OIC secretary general said there could not be exceptions in Arab world when democracy was broadening in the entire world.

"I have hope that democracy will prevail in the future in the countries which are facing demonstrations today," Ihsanoglu said.

Insanoglu recommended Arab leaders to be transparent and fair, share their administration with their nation, and meet social and economic demands of people.

AA

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