US to impose sanctions ahead of the UN

Al JazeeraA whitehouse spokesperson announced today that the US is to impose unilateral and multilateral sanctions on the US. Although he did not go into detail as to what kind of sanctions will be imposed. He also said that US spy agencies are monitoring the situation in Libya for proof of atrocities.

Navi Pillay, the UN High Commissioner on Human Rights, gave support for an independent panel to investigate the alleged abuses by Libyan security forces.

“Today’s brutal and shocking situation is the direct outcome of a callous disregard for the rights and freedom of Libyans that has marked the almost four-decade long grip on power by the current ruler,” she said.

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