Europe’s second-highest court has lifted sanctions imposed on the daughter of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, arguing that they are no longer justified.

Aisha Gaddafi was included on a list of people subjected by EU governments to a travel ban and a freeze on their financial assets in 2011 – the year when her father was overthrown and killed by Nato-backed rebels.

In 2014, the EU amended its sanctions but kept her on the list and rejected her requests to be removed.

She sued, arguing there was no clear reason why the sanctions remained in place after the death of her father and the fall of his regime.

Oman granted asylum to some members of Gaddafi’s family including Aisha and her brother Hannibal, in 2013.