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EU Court Lifts Travel Ban On Gaddafi’s Daughter

The European Court of Justice ruled Tuesday to annul the restrictions placed on Aisha Gaddafi, the former Libyan strongman’s daughter.

The court found that the U.N. Security Council-sponsored sanctions which included freezing the assets of its leaders placed on the Gaddafi regime in 2011 should not have applied in 2014, when the sanctions against Gaddafi were renewed.

Gaddafi appealed to the court in 2014, once she found that her name wasn’t removed from the list of those sanctioned.

The annulment applied to one year, between 2014 and 2015.

The court judgment said that the initially cited reasons for the restrictive measures placed on her, “the daughter of Muammar Gaddafi” and “closeness of association with the regime,” were placed “in a context that is substantially different from that which prevailed in 2011.”

Muammar Gaddafi was killed in 2011 after rebel forces found him hiding in Sirte, east of Tripoli. Aisha Gaddafi, a former United Nations goodwill ambassador, was stripped off her titles when the Gaddafi regime was deposed. She fled to Algeria, and then to Oman.


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