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UN Security Council unanimously votes to impose sanctions on Gaddafi regime

All 15 members vote for Security Council resolution 1970, a unanimous decision. Gaddafi family members will have their assets frozen, and which administration members will be prevented from leaving Libya. Asset freeze: Aisha, Hannibal, Khamis Muammar, Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar, Mutassim and Saif … Continue reading

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US to impose sanctions ahead of the UN

A 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 … Continue reading

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Libyan mission to the UN resigns

AP has reported that the entire Libyan mission to the UN in Geneva have resigned their post. The second secretary asked the Human Rights Council to stand for a moment of silence to “honour this revolution” Council members gave him … Continue reading

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Diplomats call for human rights investigation

Diplomats will be putting the pressure on this Friday in Geneva. They’re calling for a human rights investigation into Gaddafi’s violent crackdown on the demonstrations. The EU wants the Human Rights Council to investigate “gross and systematic violations of human … Continue reading

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“UN’s failure on Libya Exposes its hypocrisy on Human Rights”

Alan Elsner strongly criticizes the UN security council’s response to the events in the Middle East. The Security Council said nothing in response to the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen and Bahrain, apparently after objections by Russia and China. And … Continue reading

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UN Human Rights Council to hold Special Session

In an announcement today the UN Human Rights Council says it will organize a Special Session on the current situation of human rights in Libya. The holding of the session had been requested by Hungary. The request was signed by … Continue reading

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UN speaks out against Libya

The UN have condemned the violence that has been used by the Libyan regime and have called for the those responsible to be held to account.

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Unanimous condemnation needed

Via the BBC: “Speaking to BBC Radio 4’s World at One, the former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Sir John Holmes said unanimous international condemnation of the Libyan government’s actions was needed: “There are sanctions … Continue reading

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Deputy Ambassador: It is a real genocide

The BBC report on their live stream: 1933: More details on the call by Libya’s diplomats at the United Nations for international intervention to end the crisis. The deputy ambassador, Ibrahim Omar Al Dabashi, told BBC World that Col Gaddafi’s … Continue reading

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UK Condemns Libyan government

The Guardian reports in their live blog that William Hague, British foreign secretary, is meeting with EU officials today in Brussels. The goal is seeking “a united expression of condemnations for the Libyan authorities’ response to the demonstrations” there. “Hague … Continue reading

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