• June 23, 2021

#Europe: EU Sanctions Turkish Company For Violating Libya Arms Embargo

By Lucky Uwakina (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – The European Union on Monday slapped sanctions on three transport companies for violating the U.N. arms embargo on Libya, including the Turkish shipping firm that operates a vessel at the center of a naval standoff in the Mediterranean Sea between Turkey and France three months ago.

At talks in Brussels, EU foreign ministers also imposed asset freezes and travel bans on two Libyan men accused of human rights abuses such as executions, and of the trafficking, kidnapping, rape and killing of migrants.

A statement said the decision means that a total of 17 people are now banned from entering Europe, while 21 people and 19 “entities” — usually companies, banks or other organizations — have their assets frozen. EU people and companies are banned from providing them with funds.

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