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02-19-2011, 04:00 PM
Human rights group Amnesty International said on Friday its sources had said Libyan security forces had shot dead at least 46 people in the past three days......Amnesty said in a statement sources at al-Jala hospital in Benghazi had reported 28 deaths and more than 110 people injured in Thursday's protests in the city, and at least three further deaths on Friday.

Local human rights activists reported at least 15 deaths on Thursday during protests in the nearby town of Al Bayda, an Amnesty International spokeswoman said......"This alarming rise in the death toll, and the reported nature of the victims' injuries, strongly suggests that security forces are permitted use lethal force against unarmed protesters calling for political change," said Malcolm Smart, Amnesty International's director for the Middle East and North Africa.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/02/18/us-libya-protests-amnesty-idUSTRE71H73620110218