Saturday, February 26, 2011

Unanimous UN Security Council Vote on #Libya Sanctions

All 15 Security Council Members voted yes on the sanctions on Libya that include:

  • Freezing of assets for the 6 Gadaffi family members (Aisha, Hannibal, Khamis Muammar, Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar, Mutassim and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi);

  • Travel ban on the Gaddafi family members, government officials;

  • A ban on selling weapons to the Libyan regime;

  • Referral of the Libyan government officials to the International Criminal Court in the Hague.

The last one, the referral to the International Criminal Court, was reportedly a center of contention among the Security Council members behind the closed doors. But in the end all members agreed to the referral, Al Jazeera reports.

The resolution (UN s/res/1970) also calls for an immediate lifting of restrictions "on all forms of media", although Libyans have no problem doing that themselves.

For more, read the Al Jazeera article here.

The US ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, is still reading from the Obama admin template with her remark "When atrocities are committed against innocents, the international community must act with one voice..", after Hillary and Obama.

With one voice. I have a slight problem here, Ms. Rice. When will the international community act with one voice for atrocities being committed by the US against innocents in Afghanistan and Pakistan, to name a few? You know, the places where the US killer drones have been blasting weddings and funerals? I know I know. Like ... never?


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