UN slaps sanctions against Gaddafi regime

The UN Security Council unanimously slapped sanctions on the Moamer Gaddafi's regime besides calling for an immediate investigation and prosecution of anyone responsible for killing civilians. The sanctions encompass an arms embargo against Libya, a travel and assets ban on the dictator Gaddafi and his family.

The Council has sought the referral of the crackdown against anti-government demonstrators to the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

The Western media described the UN move as unanimous though there were indications that China, a permanent member of the Council with the  Veto stick, was yet to make up her mind. Chinese Ambassador Li Baodong has been quoted saying he was concerned about the Chinese nationals in Libya, who comprise the majority of expat workers in the Libyan oil industry.

A few other members including Brazil, India and Portugal, had also reportedly spoken against the measure.  

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