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US, UN place Sanctions on Libyan Militia Commander

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrent with the UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee, has taken action targeting Salah Badi (Badi), the leader of the Sumud Brigade militia that has sparked violent clashes in the south of Libya’s capital, Tripoli. Upon entering Tripoli in late August 2018, Badi […]

China, Russia Abstain on Libya Sanctions Experts Panel

The UN Security Council has granted a mandate extension to the Panel of Experts on Libya Sanctions. Voting to extend, until 15 February 2020, the mandate of the Panel of Experts who oversee the sanctions targeting the illicit export of oil from Libya, the Security Council decided that perpetrators of gender-based violence may also be subject to […]

Sanctions-Hit Restaurant Changes Name

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has updated its sanctions list to reflect a change in the name of a blacklisted restaurant in Malta. The Scoglitti restaurant in Valletta was hit with sanctions in February due its association with Darren Debono, who is alleged to have […]

US, UN Sanction Human Traffickers in Libya

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), concurrently with the United Nations, has sanctioned six individuals for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through their involvement in the smuggling of migrants. Migrant smuggling has become a lucrative business in Libya and fuels instability by providing funding for rogue […]

US Sanctions Libyan Oil Smugglers

By John Lee. The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has sanctioned six individuals, 24 entities, and seven vessels for threatening the peace, security, or stability of Libya through the illicit production, refining, brokering, sale, purchase, or export of Libyan oil or for being owned or controlled by designated persons. […]

EU Renews Sanctions Against those Obstructing Peace

In view of the continuing instability and gravity of the situation in Libya, the European Union has extended the duration of its sanctions against Libya, targeting three persons for a period of six months. On 1 April 2016, the Council of the European Union imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons: Agila Saleh, president […]

EU Renews Libya Sanctions

On 31 March 2017, the European Council prolonged the sanctions against Libya targeting three persons for six months. On 1 April 2016, the Council imposed restrictive measures against Libya on three persons: Agila Saleh (pictured), president of the Libyan Council of Deputies in the House of Representatives; Khalifa Ghweil, prime minister and defence minister of […]

LIA CEO targets Unity, Inward Investment, London Office

By John Lee. The chief executive of the Tobruk-based Libyan Investment Authority (LIA) has told Reuters that he is working to unify the organisation. Ali Shamekh was appointed CEO by the board of directors of the Tobruk-based LIA in August, while the United Nations-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) also named a Steering Committee headed by […]