Medvedev bans Gaddafi family in Russia

Last week, Medvedev had signed a decree to ban arms supply to Libya.

Updated: Mar 15, 2011, 00:08 AM IST

Moscow: President Dmitry Medvedev Monday signed an order that prohibits Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and his family from entering or transiting through Russian territory.

The decree bans Gaddafi and 15 other individuals, including Gaddafi`s children, and close high-ranking officials, to enter or transit through Russian land, Xinhua cited Interfax news agency as stating.

As per the ban, these individuals` monetary funds, financial assets and economic resources owned or controlled in Russia are also frozen.
Last week, Medvedev signed a decree to ban arms supply to Libya, where massive protests demanding Gaddafi end his 42-year rule escalated into violent clashes between anti-government protesters and Gaddafi`s loyalists.

Bureau Report