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SECO adds 11 folks to Venezuela sanctions

On Wednesday, Swiss officials added the following 11 individuals:

SSID: 290-42931 Name: José Adelino Ornelas Ferreira
Sex: M DOB: 14 Dec 1964 POB: Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela Good quality a.k.a.: a) José Adelino Ornella Ferreira b) José Adelino Ornellas Ferreira Identification document: ID card No. V-7087964, Venezuela
Justification: Secretary-General of the National Defence Council since 26 Jul 2019 and former commander of the National Capital Integral Strategic Defence Region (REDI Capital), former Chief of Staff and former Second-in-Command of the Operational and Strategic Command of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces of Venezuela (CEOFANB). In these roles he has supported and facilitated actions and policies of the Government of Venezuela which have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela. Responsible for serious human rights violations and repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Venezuela, including by obstructing the provision of humanitarian aid and by the use of excessive force by officials of the Bolivarian Armed Forces (FANB), and by subordinate forces under his command, including the Integral Strategic Defence Region (REDI), the Integral Defence Operations Zone (ZODI) and the Bolivarian National Guard. Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-42942 Name: Gladys del Valle Requena
Sex: W DOB: 9 Nov 1952 POB: Puerto Santo, Sucre, Venezuela Identification document: ID card No. V-4114842, Venezuela
Justification: Member and, since 26 Oct 2018, the Second Vice-President of the non- recognised National Constituent Assembly (ANC). In her leading role in the non-recognised ANC she has undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela including by signing the decree that stripped the president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, of his parliamentary immunity. Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-42950 Name: Tania Valentina Diaz González
Sex: W DOB: 18 Jun 1963 POB: Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela Identification document: ID card No. V-6432672, Venezuela
Justification: Member and, since 4 Jan 2018, the First Vice-President of the non-
recognised National Constituent Assembly (ANC). In her leading role in the non-recognised ANC she has undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including by signing the decree that stripped the president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Juan Guaidó, of his parliamentary immunity. Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-42957 Name: Elvis Eduardo Hidrobo Amoroso
Sex: M DOB: 4 Aug 1963 POB: Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela Identification document: ID card No. V-7659695, Venezuela
Justification: Comptroller General, since 23 Oct 2018, and former First and Second Vice- President of the non-recognised National Constituent Assembly (ANC). His actions have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including by leading the non- recognised ANC, signing the ‘law against hatred’, justifying the removal of a legally-elected opposition governor and banning Juan Guaidó from running for any public office. Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-42964 Name: Juan José Mendoza Jover
Sex: M DOB: 11 Mar 1969 POB: Trujillo, Venezuela Address: Arnoldo Gabaldon, Candelaria, Edo. Trujillo Identification document: ID card No. V-9499372, Venezuela Justification: Second Vice-President of the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (TSJ)) and President of the Constitutional Chamber of the TSJ since 24 Feb 2017. His actions have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including by a number of judicial rulings in the past two years that have limited or undermined the constitutional powers of Venezuela’s democratically-elected legislative body, the National Assembly. Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-42974 Name: Jorge Elieser Marquez Monsalve
Sex: M DOB: 20 Feb 1971 POB: Caracas, Venezuela Identification document: ID card No. V-8714253, Venezuela
Justification: Director-General of the National Commission of Telecommunications (CONATEL) since 7 Aug 2017. His actions have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including by severely limiting the rights of the Venezuelan people to free press, free speech and information. He used the special powers of CONATEL to silence criticism and dissidents of the regime by blocking, filtering and obstructing internet websites and by revoking existing licences for radio and television stations and refusing to grant new such licences. Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-42981 Name: Farik Karin Mora Salcedo
Sex: M Identification document: ID card No. V-8608523, Venezuela
Justification: Prosecutor serving at the Venezuelan First Special Court of First Instance with an office within the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Dirección General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)). His actions have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including by initiating politically motivated prosecutions which resulted in the arbitrary detention of members of the National Assembly and other officials opposing the Maduro regime. Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-42986 Name: Dinorah Yoselin Bustamante Puerta
Sex: W DOB: 14 Jan 1975 Identification document: ID card No. V-10002096, Venezuela Justification: Prosecutor serving at the Venezuelan First Special Court of First Instance, with an office within the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (Dirección
General de Contrainteligencia Militar (DGCIM)). Her actions have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including by initiating politically motivated prosecutions which resulted in the arbitrary detention of members of the National Assembly and other officials opposing the Maduro regime. Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-42992 Name: Luis Eduardo Parra Rivero
Sex: M DOB: 7 Jul 1978 Identification document: ID card No. V-14211633, Venezuela Justification: Member and illegitimately elected President of the National Assembly. As a member of the National Assembly, he staged his election as the President of the National Assembly on 5 Jan 2020, thereby undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela. The election took place while entry of several parliamentarians to the premises of the National Assembly was blocked by military police, and without a quorum being reached. Therefore opposition members had to organise themselves outside of the premises of the National Assembly to re-elect Juan Guaidó as its President. Shortly after the staged election of Parra, supported by the regime’s political party (PSUV), Parra was welcomed by Maduro and the non-recognised National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-42998 Name: Franklyn Leonardo Duarte
DOB: 15 May 1977 Identification document: ID card No. V-3304045, Venezuela Justification: Member and illegitimately elected first Vice-President of the National Assembly. As a member of the National Assembly, he staged his election as the first Vice- President of the National Assembly on 5 Jan 2020, thereby undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela. The election took place while entry of several parliamentarians to the premises of the National Assembly was blocked by military police, and without a quorum being reached. Therefore opposition members had to organise themselves outside of the premises of the National Assembly to re-elect Juan Guaidó as its President. Shortly after the staged election of Duarte, supported by the regime’s political party (PSUV), the election of the Board of Directors of the National Assembly was welcomed by Maduro and the non- recognised National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020
SSID: 290-43004 Name: José Gregorio Noriega Figueroa
Sex: M DOB: 21 Feb 1969 Identification document: ID card No. V-8348784, Venezuela Justification: Member and illegitimately elected second Vice-President of the National Assembly. As a member of the National Assembly he staged his election as the second Vice-President of the National Assembly on 5 Jan 2020, thereby undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela. The election took place while entry of several parliamentarians to the premises of the National Assembly was blocked by military police, and without a quorum being reached. Therefore opposition members had to organise themselves outside of the premises of the National Assembly to re-elect Juan Guaidó as its President. Shortly after the staged election of Noriega, supported by the regime’s political party (PSUV), the election of the Board of Directors of the National Assembly was welcomed by Maduro and the non-recognised National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Modifications: Listed on 7 Jul 2020

to its Venezuela sanctions program.

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FINMA Notice

Data files of updates – PDF, XML

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