EU sanctions six migrant smugglers in Libya

The European Union (EU) Thursday announced that it has transposed into EU law sanctions adopted by the United Nations on 7 June, imposing a travel ban and an asset freeze on six human traffickers and smugglers operating in Libya, four of Libyan nationality and two of Eritrean nationality.

The individuals targeted by the sanctions are key figures in human trafficking and migrant smuggling activities in and around Libya, said an EU statement.

It is the first time that the UN imposes sanctions against human traffickers, it noted.

Source: Kuwait News Agency