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Libya's Moussa Koussa Removed From EU Sanctions List


Former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa

Former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa

The British government today said that former Libyan Foreign Minister Moussa Koussa is no longer subject to financial sanctions imposed by the European Union.

Kussa fled Libya to Britain on March 30, seeking refuge after quitting the government of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi, reportedly in support of the rebel uprising and in protest at attacks by Qaddafi's forces on civilians.

In a statement issued today, Britain's Treasury said Koussa had been deleted from the EU financial sanctions list, removing a freeze on his assets.

He was questioned by Scottish police over the 1988 Lockerbie bombing, but has not been under any travel restrictions.

compiled from agency reports
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