U.N. Secretary-General Ban ’shocked’ by widespread violence in Kyrgyzstan

April 7th, 2010 - 9:16 pm ICT by BNO News  

MOSCOW (BNO NEWS) — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Wednesday said he is ’shocked’ by the reports of numerous deaths and injuries after widespread anti-government riots in Kyrgyzstan, a spokesperson said.

Ban called again on all concerned to show restraint, similar to a statement on Tuesday. “He urgently appeals for dialogue and calm to avoid further bloodshed,” the spokesperson said.

The United Nations says Ban is following the situation closely.

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