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Published:March 1st, 2011 17:38 EST

General Assembly Suspends Libya From UN Human Rights Council

By SOP newswire3

1 March 2011 " The General Assembly today suspended Libyan membership of the United Nations Human Rights Council because of President Muammar Al-Qadhafi`s violent repression of peaceful protesters demanding his ouster.

The vote by the 192-member Assembly, following a request from the Geneva-based Council itself last Friday that it suspend Libya, one of the top UN right`s body`s 47 elected members, was the latest measure taken by the UN, where the Security Council has already imposed sanctions on Mr. Qadhafi`s regime and requested that the International Criminal Court investigate it for possible crimes against humanity.