The EU Court of Justice orders the end of sanctions against Muammar Gaddafi’s daughter

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The Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ordered this Wednesday the lifting of the sanctions imposed by the bloc on Aisha Gaddafi, daughter of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was assassinated in 2011. Thus, the CJEU overturned the decision to maintain the asset freeze and visa ban against Aisha, 44, more than a decade after the laws were imposed. measured by its ties to a bloody crackdown in the North African country.

The ruling notes that Aisha Gaddafi, who lives in exile in Omn, no longer plays a role in Libyan politics and the EU authorities have failed to explain why it remains “a threat to international peace and security”.

A spokesman for the EU Council said the institution “carefully analyze the ruling and decide on this basis the way forward.” “The designation will remain in effect at least until the expiration of the period for a possible appeal by the Council,” of about two months, he added.

Aisha Gaddafi had been sanctioned by the EU in 2011, after the UN blacklisted her by the brutal repression of the uprising against the regime his father’s. After Tripoli fell to the rebels in August 2011, Aisha, her mother and one of her brothers fled to neighboring Algeria. Later they were granted refuge in the Sultanate of Omn on the condition that they did not hold political activities.

Aisha, a lawyer by profession and former UN Goodwill Ambassador, had been part of an international defense team for Saddam Hussein after the Iraqi leader was toppled in the 2003 US-led invasion.

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