6 ‘MILLIONAIRE MIGRANT TRAFFICKERS’ FACE UN SANCTIONS AFTER SMUGGLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE MED FROM LIBYA

The Mail Online on 8th June reported that the UN has imposed sanctions under UN SCR 1970 against 6 human traffickers operating inside Libya.  The men, all aged in their 30s and leaders of criminal networks, have amassed vast fortunes buying and selling humans in northern Africa, the UN said.  One of them is actually a commander with the Libya Coast Guard which is supposed to be working to stop the flow of migrants.  It is said to be the first time that human rights violators have been sanctioned by the UN.  Those listed are –

  • Mus’ab Abu-Qarin.
  • Mohammed Kachlaf.
  • Abd Al Rahman Al-Milad (head of the regional Coast Guard unit in Zawiya).
  • Ermias Ghermay.
  • Fitiwi Abdelrazak.
  • Ahmad Oumar Al-Dabbashi (commander of the Anas al-Dabbashi militia currently active around Zawiya).

HM Treasury issued a Notice advising of the new listings on 8th June.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5818783/UN-adds-6-traffickers-smugglers-Libya-sanctions-list.html

http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/998748/un-adds-6-traffickers-smugglers-to-libya-sanctions-list

https://www.thenational.ae/world/mena/un-slaps-sanctions-on-people-smugglers-in-libya-1.738062

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/714995/Libya_08.06.18.pdf

https://www.un.org/press/en/2018/sc13371.doc.htm 

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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