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Qaddafis' move to Oman breached sanctions: UN

A daughter and son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi moved from Algeria to Oman in breach of UN sanctions, a UN ambassador said yesterday.

UNITED NATIONS // A daughter and son of late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi moved from Algeria to Oman in breach of UN sanctions, a UN ambassador said yesterday.

The United Nations and international police organisation Interpol may soon issue a global alert over members of the Qaddafi family and other Qaddafi associates who are on the run and face UN sanctions.

Aisha Qaddafi and Mohammed Qaddafi face a travel ban and assets freeze imposed in the months before their father was overthrown and killed in October 2011.

Eugene-Richard Gasana, Rwanda's UN ambassador and chairman of the Security Council committee that monitors sanctions on Libya, said the committee had been told of the pair's move from Algeria, where they fled in 2011, to Oman.

Under UN sanctions rules, the committee should have approved any travel, but Mr Gasana said this was not done and that UN sanctions experts are investigating.

Mr Gasana said the sanctions committee and Interpol are finalising an accord on issuing joint special notices on Libya sanctions targets. He said the accord would come into force "in the coming weeks".