'UNSC draft suggests Libyan 'crimes against humanity''

February 26, 2011 00:40


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A UN Security Council draft resolution circulated on Friday says attacks against Libyan civilians may be "crimes against humanity," Reuters reported.

The draft resolution, penned by France and Britain said that the crimes committed may warrant prosecution by the International Criminal Court in the Hague. The draft also called for an arms embargo against Libya, for its top leaders to have their assets frozen and travel bans placed against them, according to the report.

According to Reuters, the six-page text said that "the widespread and systematic attacks currently taking place in Libya against the civilian population may amount to crimes against humanity."

The draft resolution called for "Libyan authorities" to put an immediate end to the violence in the North African country, but did not mention leader Muammar Gaddafi by name, the report said.

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