EU to sanction 3 leaders opposed to Libya’s unity government

The EU is to impose sanctions on 3 Libyan leaders who are opposing the Western-backed unity government in Libya. They are Nouri Abusahmain, president of Libya’s rival parliament the General National Congress in Tripoli, Khalifa al-Ghwell, prime minister of the government in Tripoli, and Aguila Saleh, president of the internationally recognised parliament in Tobruk.

This follows a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the US, France, Germany, Italy, and the UK and the High Representative of the EU earlier this week, who called on all public bodies in Libya to facilitate an immediate handover of power to the Government of National Accord, the unity government. Legal measures imposing the new sanctions are expected to be published in next few days.

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Maya Lester QC

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