EU AND UK SANCTION 3 COMPANIES AND 2 INDIVIDUALS FOR BREAKING LIBYA ARMS EMBARGO AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES

On 21 September, Arab News reported that the EU has imposed sanctions on 3 companies — 1 Turkish, 1 Kazakh and 1 Jordanian — for breaching the UN arms embargo on Libya.  2 individuals were also made subject with sanctions for supplying material to Libya.  See EU Regulation 2020/1309/EU – Mahmoud Mustafa Busayf al-Warfalli , Commander of Benghazi-based al-Saiqa Brigade; Moussa Diab is said to have engaged in “human trafficking and the kidnapping, raping and killing of migrants and refugees”; Kazakhstan-based Sigma Airlines has been listed after having been identified by the UN as one of the commercial air cargo suppliers acting in non-compliance with the arms embargo; Turkey-based Avrasya Shipping and Lebanon-based Med Wave Shippinghave been designated for operating vessels linked to transports of military material to Libya in May and June 2020. Hm Treasury in the UK issued a Notice following the EU lead on 21 September.

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1737786/world

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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