UN to add new names to Libya sanctions list

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 09:49

United Nations: A UN sanctions committee will add new names of individuals and companies to a list of Muammer Gaddafi`s Libyan regime facing an assets freeze and travel ban, diplomats said Tuesday.

Gaddafi and his immediate family already top a list of 18
individuals banned from leaving the country and 13 people and
five entities whose international assets have been frozen by
two UN Security Council resolutions.

Sanctions committee chairman Jose Filipe Cabral,
Portugal`s UN envoy, said more names are almost certain to be
added. Members of the committee have already said they will be
proposing new names, Cabral told the 15-nation Security
Council.
"The committee will be working on further designations of
individuals and entities," he said. Amendments to the list
have to be made in the next three weeks.

The sanctions committee was set up under UN Security
Council resolutions 1970 and 1973 which set out sanctions
against the Gaddafi regime for its brutal crackdown on
opposition protests and then allowed military action to halt
the violence.
It has already met to allow one country to use a
Libyan-owned jet to bring its nationals out of the
conflict-stricken North African state. Cabral said the
committee has also been asked to rule on whether a subsidiary
of a designated company should be hit by the measures.

The European Union and United States have already hit
Gaddafi targets with their own sanctions.

Bureau Report



First Published: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 - 09:49

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