Last Updated: June 24, 2024



مليشيا كانيات; Kaniyat; Kaniat; Kani Brigade; Al-Kaniyat; Al-Kani Militia; 9th Brigade; Tarhuna Brigade; Tarhuna 7th Brigade; 7th Brigade; Kaniyat Militia; Brigáda Kani; Milice Al-Kani; 9. Brigáda; Tarhunská brigáda; 7. Brigáda z Tarhuny; 7. Brigáda; Milice Kaniyat; Brigada Kani; Milicia Al-Kani; 9.a Brigada; Brigada de Tarhuna...

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The Kaniyat Militia is a Libyan armed militia, which exercised control in the Libyan town of Tarhuna between 2015 and June 2020. Mass graves attributed to the Kaniyat Militia have been discovered in Tarhuna since June 2020, after the militia fled to eastern Libya. The Kaniyat Militia is responsible for serious human rights abuses, in particular ext...

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(Date of UN designation: 2021-03-22)

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Restrictive measures against serious human rights violations and abuses



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Human Rights


Asset freeze and prohibition to make funds available, Restrictions on admission

Sanctions Portfolio

- All assets of the listed persons and entities should be frozen. It is also prohibited to make any funds or assets directly or indirectly available to them. - Member States shall enforce travel restrictions on persons listed in the Annex of Council Decision (CFSP) 2020/1999

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On 9 December 2019, the Council welcomed the launch by the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of preparatory work to establish a horizontal EU sanctions regime against serious human rights violations and abuses. On 17 November 2020, the Council approved conclusions on the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Demo...

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