The UN's General Assembly has unanimously suspended Libya's membership on the UN Human Rights Council in the wake of violence committed against anti-government protesters by Libyan forces in recent weeks.
AP - The 192 U.N. member nations suspended Libya on Tuesday from the U.N. Human Rights Council in the latest international effort to halt the Gadhafi regime’s violent crackdown on protesters.
The General Assembly voted by consensus on the council’s recommendation to suspend Libya’s membership on the U.N’s top human rights body for committing “gross and systematic violations of human rights.” General Assembly President Joseph Deiss called for the vote and signaled its adoption by consensus by banging his wooden gavel.
The vote was welcomed by the United States, which has imposed its own sanctions on the Gadhafi government.
Date created : 2011-03-01