The UN Security Council lifted the travel ban on the widow of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and two of his sons, in an exceptional humanitarian step.
The statement said: “The abolition of travel restrictions applies to Gaddafi’s ex-wife, Safia Farkash, his daughter Aisha Gaddafi, and her older brother, Muhammed Gaddafi, as the three had previously obtained political asylum in Oman.”
He added, “The restrictions were lifted for a period of 6 months until May 31, 2022, and these people have the right to travel for humanitarian purposes during the specified period.” An exemption from the humanitarian travel ban is provided on the condition that “identified persons provide information about them one month prior to the trip and within a month after the trip.”
The Security Council may suspend or reinstate the travel waiver, subject to the fulfillment of the specified conditions. Travel restrictions on Gaddafi’s widow and sons were lifted for 6 months last June, when their travel ban was supposed to return as of November 30.