A US citizen was arrested on 29 October on charges of conspiracy to violate and attempted violation of US sanctions and export controls on Libya. Peter Sotis is said to have been the owner of US-based diving company Add Helium, and to have attempted to transfer dual use goods for export to Libya without the […]
The UK’s Home Office has laid an Order before Parliament for final approval of the de-proscription of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group from the UK’s list of organisations proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000. The organisation was proscribed by the UK in 2005, meaning it was a criminal offence to belong to or invite support […]
The EU has delisted 2 individuals from the Libya sanctions list: Abdussalam Mohammed and Abdulqader Mohammed, pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2019/1292 and Council Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/1299. The individuals will no longer be subject to asset freezes and EU-wide travel bans.
The Northern Ireland Affairs Committee of the UK House of Commons has published a report calling on the government to draw on the £5 million in tax revenue earned from frozen Libyan assets every year pursuant to UN sanctions relating to Libya to compensate victims of IRA bombs made with explosives supplied by the Gaddafi […]
The EU’s High Representative Federica Mogherini has expressed concern over the military attack launched by the Libyan National Army on Tripoli and “the involvement of terrorist and criminal elements in the fighting, including individuals listed by the UN Security Council”. The EU has called for “international and regional partners to exert their influence”, indicating that […]