Global: Campaigners call for arms embargo on Libya

Amnesty International and campaigners worldwide are calling on their governments to immediately impose an arms embargo on Libya because firearms and other weapons have reportedly been used for serious violations of international human rights law. They are also urging EU Member States to put forward a proposal for an EU common position including an arms embargo on Libya . On 23 February, media reported that Spain has decided to suspend arms exports to Libya . In Italy , the Disarmament Network has issued a statement urging the Italian Government to cease its exports and military support to the Libyan regime. More