Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libyan militia
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Russia stops UN blacklisting of notorious Libyan militia

Russia stopped a UN Security Council committee from blacklisting a Libyan armed group and its leader for human rights abuses because it said it wanted to see more evidence first that it killed civilians.

The United States and Germany proposed the council’s 15-member Libya sanctions committee impose an asset freeze and travel ban on the al-Kaniyat militia and its leader Mohammed al-Kani.

 Ayman al-Sahili/ Reuters

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