UNITED NATIONS Timothe Luwawu Jersey , Jan. 30 (Xinhua) -- The UN Security Council onTuesday extended sanctions against the Central African Republic(CAR) for another year till Jan. 31, 2019.
The 15-member council unanimously adopted Resolution 2399 toextend for another year an arms embargo on the country.
The resolution decides that all UN member states shall continueto take the necessary measures to prevent the supply, sale ortransfer of arms and related materiel to the CAR, including weaponsand ammunition, military vehicles and equipment Amir Johnson Jersey , spare parts, andtechnical assistance, training, financial or other assistancerelated to military activities.
It also decides to extend for another year a travel ban againstindividuals deemed responsible for destabilizing the country and anasset freeze against those individuals and entities designated by asanctions committee.
The resolution demands necessary measures from UN member statesto prevent the entry into or transit through their territories ofindividuals designated by the sanctions committee.
It calls upon the CAR government to enhance cooperation andinformation sharing with other states, and calls for internationalcooperation in this regard.
The resolution decides that the travel ban and asset freezeshall apply to the individuals and entities designated by thesanctions committee as engaging in or providing support for actsthat undermine the peace Darryl Dawkins Jersey , stability or security of the CAR,including acts that threaten or impede the stabilization andreconciliation process or acts that fuel violence.
The resolution also extends the mandate of a panel of experts onthe CAR until Feb. 28, 2019, and expressed its intent to review themandate and take appropriate action regarding further extension nolater than Jan. 31, 2019.
The resolution expresses particular concern about reports ofillicit trafficking networks Clarence Weatherspoon Jersey , which continue to fund and supplyarmed groups in the CAR, and encourages the panel of experts todevote special attention to this issue.
The CAR has been in civil war since 2012, which is being foughtalong religious and ethnic lines, primarily between anti-Balakamilitia, mostly Christian Charles Barkley Jersey , and mainly Muslim Seleka groups.Enditem
The former coach of champion Hong Kong hurdler Vera Lui Lai-yiu has been arrested after he was accused of sexually assaulting the athlete when she was a teenager.
The suspect was detained two months after Lui became the first high-profile woman in socially conservative Hong Kong to speak out against abuse as part of the #MeToo movement exposing sexual misconduct.
Vera Lui Lai-yiu file photo
In an open letter posted on Facebook on her 23rd birthday in November, she accused her former coach of sexually assaulting her when she was a schoolgirl, prompting the city's leader Carrie Lam to ask police to investigate.
A 76-year-old man was arrested for "indecent assault" Sunday but has since been released on bail, police confirmed to AFP. Police declined to name him.
The #MeToo campaign spread rapidly in October after multiple accusations against Hollywood movie mogul Harvey Weinstein and has since shaken artistic, media and political circles globally.
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Nassar was last week sentenced to 40 to 175 years in jail for criminal sexual conduct.
Lui had previously recalled how she thought nothing of it when the coach offered her a massage at his home to relax her muscles, but that he then removed her clothes and molested her.
She did not identify the perpetrator but the school attended by Lui at the time said they had immediately stopped working with the accused coach after she told them of her intention to publicise the incident.
In an open letter posted on Facebook on her 23rd birthday, Lui Lai-yiu did not name the man who abused her as a young teenager, calling him "coach Y". (Photo: AFP)
Lui - who took the gold medal in the 60-metre women's hurdles at the Asian Indoor Games in September - said she decided to speak out a decade later in hopes of breaking the taboo around the subject in Chinese culture and encouraging other victims of sexual abuse to seek help.
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