June 7 The European Union said on Tuesday it had
agreed to add six Libyan ports to the list of assets frozen in
sanctions imposed on Muammar Gaddafi's government.
Here are some details of international sanctions imposed on
EUROPEAN UNION: EU governments agreed on March 23 to impose
sanctions on Libya's National Oil Company and five NOC
subsidiaries, in line with the March 17 U.N. resolution,
diplomats said. The subsidiaries are: Azzawia Refining, Ras
Lanuf Oil and Gas Processing Company, Brega, Sirte
Oil Company and Waha Oil Company.
-- The EU expanded sanctions against Libya on March 21,
adding 11 individuals and 9 entities to its banned list,
although the targets were not specified. Gaddafi and 25 close
associates were already on the list, as was the Libyan
-- EU governments had originally approved a package of
sanctions on Feb. 28 against Gaddafi and his closest advisers,
including an arms embargo and bans on travel to the bloc.
-- EU states have also added the $70 billion Libyan
Investment Authority, the Libyan central bank, and three other
institutions to a sanctions list.
-- The EU agreed on April 12 to extend sanctions against
Libya, imposing an asset freeze on 26 companies and two people
in its effort to force Gaddafi to relinquish power.
-- The additional measures include 11 energy companies, the
last remaining in Libya's oil and gas sector that had not faced
sanctions before, and bring the total number of firms punished
by EU measures to 46.
-- On June 7, the EU added six Libyan ports to the list of
assets frozen as part of its sanctions -- Tripoli, Zuara,
Zawiyah, Al-Khoms, Ras Lanuf and Brega. EU officials said the
sanctions would make it illegal for European-operated ships to
do business with the port authorities.
ICC: -- On May 16 the International Criminal Court's
prosecutor said he had requested arrest warrants for Libya's
Muammar Gaddafi, his son Saif al-Islam, and intelligence chief
Abdullah al-Senussi for crimes against humanity.
* UNITED NATIONS: The Security Council imposed an arms
embargo, travel bans and asset freezes on Gaddafi and his family
on Feb. 26, and referred Libya's crackdown on anti-government
demonstrators to the International Criminal Court.
-- On March 1, the U.N. General Assembly unanimously
suspended Libya's membership of the U.N. Human Rights Council
because of violence against protesters by Gaddafi forces. The
resolution was adopted on the basis of a recommendation from the
47-member Geneva-based council, the principal U.N. rights forum.
That body accused Libyan authorities of "gross and systematic
violations of human rights".
-- On March 17 the Security Council voted to authorize a
no-fly zone over Libya and "all necessary measures" -- code for
military action -- to shield civilians against Gaddafi's forces.
UNITED STATES: The United States named on March 14 companies
owned by Libya's state oil firm as subject to sanctions,
including prominent east Libyan operator Agoco, aiming to cut
off a key source of funds for Gaddafi's regime.
-- The U.S. Treasury said on March 11 it had extended
asset-freeze sanctions to Gaddafi's wife, four of his children
and four senior officials in his government. The action bans
U.S. persons from conducting transactions with them and seeks to
freeze assets they may have under U.S. jurisdiction.
-- President Barack Obama signed an executive order on Feb.
25 freezing the assets of Gaddafi, his family and top officials,
as well as the Libyan government, the central bank and sovereign
-- The U.S. Treasury Department said in April it had added
Libya's prime minister, oil minister, finance minister, and
internal security director, Gaddafi's chief of staff and two
entities controlled by Gaddafi's children to its sanctions