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EU, OFSI add 6 to Nicaragua sanctions

Today, UK regulators added the following individuals:

1. AVELLAN MEDAL, Ramon Antonio
DOB: 11/11/1954. POB: Jinotepe, Nicaragua Passport Details: A0008696. Issued: 17 October 2011. Expires: 17 October 2021. Position: Deputy Director-General of the Nicaraguan National Police (NNP) Other Information: Gender: male. Former chief of the police in Masaya. Responsible for coordinating the repression of protesters in Masaya in 2018. Listed on: 05/05/2020 Last Updated: 05/05/2020 Group ID: 13834.
2. CASTRO GONZALEZ, Sonia
DOB: 29/09/1967. POB: Carazo, Nicaragua Passport Details: A00001526. Issued: 19 November 2019. Expires: 19 November 2028. National Identification no: 0422909670000N Position: Special advisor to the President of Nicaragua on health issues Other Information: Gender: female. Former Minister of Health. Responsible for hindering access to emergency medical assistance for injured civilians involved in demonstrations and ordering hospital staff to report demonstrators who have been brought to hospital by the police. Listed on: 05/05/2020 Last Updated: 05/05/2020 Group ID: 13835.
3. DIAZ MADRIZ, Francisco Javier
DOB: 03/08/1961. Position: General Director of the Nicaraguan National Police (NNP) since 23 August 2018 Other Information: Gender: male. Former Deputy General Director of NNP. Responsible for leading police forces committing violence against civilians, including excessive use of force, arbitrary arrests and detentions and torture. Listed on: 05/05/2020 Last Updated: 05/05/2020 Group ID: 13836.
4. MONCADA LAU, Nestor
DOB: 02/03/1954. Position: Personal advisor to the President of Nicaragua on national security matters Other Information: Gender: male. Has been directly involved in and responsible for decision-making on national security matters and the establishment of repressive policies carried out by the State of Nicaragua against people taking part in demonstrations, opposition representatives and journalists in Nicaragua from April 2018 onwards. Listed on: 05/05/2020 Last Updated: 05/05/2020 Group ID: 13837.
5. PASTOR URBINA, Justo
DOB: 29/01/1956. Position: Head of Police Special Operations Unit (DOEP) Other Information: Gender: male. Has been directly involved in the implementation of repressive policies against demonstrators and the opposition in Nicaragua, particularly in Managua. Listed on: 05/05/2020 Last Updated: 05/05/2020 Group ID: 13839.
6. PEREZ OLIVAS, Luis
DOB: 08/01/1956. Position: General Commissioner and Legal Assistance Main Officer (DAEJ) in the ‘El Chipote’ penitentiary centre Other Information: Gender: male. Responsible for torture, use of extensive force, mistreatment of detainees and other forms of degrading treatment. Listed on: 05/05/2020 Last Updated: 05/05/2020 Group ID: 13838.

to their sanctions on Nicaragua, as per Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/606.

Links:

OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/606

Categories: EU Updates Nicaragua sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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