September 12, 2017: SECO adds to DPRK sanctions

On Tuesday, Swiss authorities added the following person:  

SSID: 150-37470 Name: Pak Yong Sik
DOB: 1950 Nationality: DPR Korea
Justification: Pak Yong Sik is a member of the Workers’ Party of Korea Central Military Commission, which is responsible for the development and implementation of the Workers’ Party of Korea military policies, commands and controls the DPRK’s military, and helps direct the country’s military defense industries. Modifications: Listed on 11 Sep 2017 

and 3 entities: 

SSID: 150-37476 Name: Central Military Commission of the Workers’ Party of Korea (CMC) Address: Pyongyang, DPR Korea
Justification: The Central Military Commission is responsible for the development and implementation of the Workers’ Party of Korea’s military policies, commands and controls the DPRK’s military, and directs the country’s military defense industries in coordination with the State Affairs Commission. Modifications: Listed on 11 Sep 2017

SSID: 150-37481 Name: Organization and Guidance Department (OGD)
Address: DPR Korea
Justification: The Organization and Guidance Department is a very powerful body of the Worker’s Party of Korea. It directs key personnel appointments for the Workers’ Party of Korea, the DPRK’s military, and the DPRK’s government administration. It also purports to control the political affairs of all of the DPRK and is instrumental in implementing the DPRK’s censorship policies. Modifications: Listed on 11 Sep 2017

SSID: 150-37486 Name: Propaganda and agitation Department (PAD)
Address: Pyongyang, DPR Korea
Justification: The Propaganda and Agitation Department has full control over the media, which it uses as a tool to control the public on behalf of the DPRK leadership. The Propaganda and Agitation Department also engages in or is responsible for censorship by the Government of the DPRK, including newspaper and broadcast censorship. Modifications: Listed on 11 Sep 2017

to its North Korean sanctions program, in line with changes promulgated by the United Nations.

Note: the link on the FINMA page to SECO is busted – it’s missing the H in HTTPS. Easy enough to fix…

Links:

FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDFXML

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