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Libya: UN vote to impose sanctions on Gaddafi

The UN Security Council has agreed a package of sanctions against the Libyan leader, Muammar Gaddafi and members of his family and close associates, including international travel bans and the freezing of assets.

The unanimous vote also approved the immediate referral of Libya to the International Criminal court over alleged abuses during the current violence, and a complete arms embargo on Libya.

The BBC's Barbara Plett said sanctions follow a debate which lasted a whole day.