Inside US Sanctions Against Libya

Law360 (March 7, 2011, 2:28 PM EST) -- The growing violence in Libya has lead to new sanctions against the Libyan government. President Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13566 Blocking Property and Prohibiting Certain Transactions Related to Libya (the Order), on Feb. 25, 2011, and it went into effect immediately at 8:00 p.m. EST that day.

The Order blocks all property interests and freezes all U.S.-based assets of the Libyan government, certain senior officials, and others implicated in human rights abuses. These sanctions arise from the Libyan government’s recent abuses toward protesters and come...
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