EU sanctions Al-Kani militia leaders

EU sanctions Al-Kani militia leaders

March 23, 2021 - 15:23
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

The European Union on Monday imposed sanctions on several officials and entities in seven countries, including Libya.

The EU sanctioned two leaders in the Kaniyat militia, Muhammad al-Kani, and his brother Abdul Rahim for allegedly committing extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances between 2015 and June 2020 in the western Libyan city of Tarhouna, which was under their control for years.

According to the decision, individuals and entities included in the sanctions list will be subject to an asset freeze and a travel ban to the EU member states.

The decision prohibits persons and entities in the European Union from dealing with those on the sanctions list, directly or indirectly, the EU statement said.

Last year, the US Treasury Department sanctioned the Kaniyat militia and its two leaders, Muhammad and Abdul-Rahim, for the same crimes.

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