Libya halts oil shipments to Switzerland

All ships carrying Swiss-made goods are barred from unloading their cargoes at Libyan ports.

Libya halts oil shipments to Switzerland
OPEC member Libya is halting oil shipments to Switzerland in protest at the arrest of a son Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, workers of state-owned Maritime Transport National Corporation said on Thursday.

All ships carrying Swiss-made goods are barred from unloading their cargoes at Libyan ports, they added in a statement issued shortly after they staged a protest outside the Swiss embassy in Tripoli.

The ban on oil shipments includes both crude oil and refined petroleum products. The protesters also threated unspecified further action against Swiss authorities if they did not apologise "in the next coming hours" for the arrest last week of Hannibal Gaddafi.

Reuters
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