As unrest in Libya grew into full fledged violent clashes, Change.org member Alyssa Kwan saw a crucial chance to make a difference: calling on BP, one of the largest companies doing business with the Gaddafi regime, to suspend operations in Libya.
She launched a concise and effective petition, which quickly gathered more than 2,500 signatures. The UN seemed to agree with the sentiment, imposing sanctions on the current Libyan government and referring several members of the regime to the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity.
• UN team due in Tripoli to investigate human rights violations• US rejects claims that it wants to assassinate Gaddafi• France and Italy call to close EU borders in wake of unrest• EU discuss sanctions against Syria amid crackdown ... Read Post
• Gaddafi regime holds out prospect of free elections• Britain to send military advisers to Libya• Scepticism over Syria's lifting of emergency law 8.30am: Good morning and welcome to live coverage of unrest in the Middle East. In t... Read Post