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Germany freezes bank account of Gaddafi’s son

BERLIN – Berlin said on Tuesday it was freezing a bank account held by a son of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi containing two million euros ($2.8 million). “Germany is working hand in hand with the European Union and is on the side of all those pressing for democracy and the rule of law,” Economy Minister Rainer Bruederle said.
Contacted by AFP, the economy ministry declined to say which of Gaddafi’s sons was the account holder or to name the German bank concerned. The European Union on Monday imposed the toughest international sanctions yet on Gaddafi’s crumbling regime, ordering an asset freeze and visa ban against the Libyan leader and 25 others for brutalising civilians.
In line with a UN resolution adopted Saturday, the 27-nation bloc banned the supply to Libya of arms, ammunition and related material, and prohibited trade with Libya on equipment which might be used for internal repression. The EU asset freeze will be implemented against Gaddafi and five members of his family as well as 20 others – 20 more than the UN ban.

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