January 9, 2016: OFAC adds 5 to Magnitsky sanctions, 2 to Hizballah sanctions

Yesterday, OFAC added the following 5 Russian individuals:

BASTRYKIN, Alexander Ivanovich, Russia; DOB 27 Aug 1953; Gender Male (individual) [MAGNIT]. 
 
GORDIEVSKY, Stanislav Evgenievich, Russia; DOB 09 Sep 1977; Gender Male (individual) [MAGNIT]. 
 
KOVTUN, Dmitri, Russia; DOB 1965; Gender Male (individual) [MAGNIT]. 
 
LUGOVOI, Andrei Konstantinovich, Russia; DOB 19 Sep 1966; Gender Male (individual) [MAGNIT]. 
 
PLAKSIN, Gennady Nikolaevich, Russia; DOB 31 Aug 1961; Gender Male (individual) [MAGNIT].

to its Magnitsky human rights sanctions program. According to the FCPA Blog, Bastrykin is Russia’s chief public investigator, Kovtun and Lugovoi are allegedly implicated in the Litvinenko poisoning, and the other two purportedly help cover up Magnitsky’s death.

Additionally, the following 2 persons: 

DAMUSH, Ali (a.k.a. DAAMOUSH, Ali; a.k.a. DAGHMOUSH, Ali; a.k.a. DAGMOUSH, Ali; a.k.a. DAGMUSH, Ali; a.k.a. MUSA DA’AMOUSH, Shiekh Ali); DOB 21 Oct 1962; POB Sidon, Lebanon; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 
 
MUGHNIYEH, Mustafa (a.k.a. MUGHNIYAH, Mustafa), Lebanon; DOB 01 Jan 1987 to 31 Jan 1987; POB Tehran, Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions Pursuant to the Hizballah Financial Sanctions Regulations; Gender Male (individual) [SDGT]. 

were added to the counter-terrorism sanctions against Hizballah. Note that these persons are subject to secondary sanctions, so non-US persons doing business with them are subject to losing their access to the US financial system.

Link:

OFAC Notice

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