UN Security Council slaps Libya with sanctions
“The United Nations Security Council voted unanimously Saturday to impose sanctions on Libya amid Moammar Gadhafi’s escalating attacks on anti-government protesters.
The approved resolution includes an arms embargo, asset freeze and travel bans for Gadhafi and several of his key associates. It also refers the violent crackdown to the International Criminal Court.
‘The text send a strong message that gross violations of basic human rights will not be tolerated and that those responsible for grave crimes will be held accountable. I hope the message is heard, and heeded, by the regime in Libya,’ said U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.”