Violence spurs UN sanctions against Gadhafi regime

CTV News News Staff
February 26, 2011

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A deadly crackdown on protesters in Libya has prompted the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on the regime of Moammar Gadhafi, hours after U.S. President Barack Obama urged the North African leader to step down.

The 15-member Security Council voted unanimously to adopt a resolution that includes a travel ban and an asset freeze for Gadhafi, his family and senior members of his government.

It also calls for the ongoing crackdown on protesters in Libya to be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, opening the door for anyone who has killed civilians to be …

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