The Australian Government will impose targeted travel and financial
sanctions against Colonel Ghaddafi and key members of his regime. Australia
will also impose an arms embargo on Libya.
"The Libyan regime’s use of violence against its people is deeply
disturbing and completely unacceptable" Mr Rudd said.
"The time has come for Australia to reflect its grave concern by enacting
Twenty-two figures in the Libyan regime, including Colonel Ghaddafi,
members of his family, and senior military and security figures will be
subject to Australian sanctions.
The sanctions will prohibit Australians engaging in financial transactions
with the twenty-two persons.
The travel ban will prohibit these individuals from entering or transiting
Australia continues to urge the UN Security Council, which is currently
discussing measures against the Libyan Government, to take strong and
UN Security Council action should include sanctions against key regime
figures, an arms embargo and a referral of the situation in Libya to the
International Criminal Court.
The Libyan people, like many others in the Arab world, are crying out for
Autonomous sanctions are a concrete demonstration of Australia’s support
for the people of Libya.
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