27 Feb '11, 1am

The UN Security Council orders sanctions against Libya, including an investigation into 'crimes against humanity'

The UN Security Council orders sanctions against Libya, including an investigation into 'crimes against humanity'

The United Nations logo is displayed on a door at UN headquarters in New York. -- PHOTO: REUTERS UNITED NATIONS - THE UN Security Council on Saturday ordered an arms embargo against Libya, a travel and assets ban on Muammar Gaddafi's regime and ordered a crimes against humanity investigation into the bloodshed. The council made a new demand for an immediate end to attacks on civilians by Gaddafi loyalists which it said had been incited 'from the highest level of the Libyan government.' The UN says more than 1,000 people have been killed in the unrest. The travel ban and assets will target the 68-year-old Libyan leader, seven of his sons and daughter Aisha, other family members and top defence and intelligence officials accused of playing a role in the bloodshed. Sixteen names are on the sanctions list. The council ordered an immediate halt in arms sales to Libya and referr...

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