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OFSI adds 8 folks to its new Global Human Rights sanctions regime

Today, UK regulators added the following 8 persons:

1. LUKASHENKO, Alexander Ryhoravich
DOB: 30/08/1954. POB: Kopys, Vitebsk district, Belarus a.k.a: (1) LUKASHENKA, Aleksandr, Grigorievich (2) LUKASHENKA, Aleksandr, Ryhoravich (3) LUKASHENKA, Alexander,Grigorievich (4) LUKASHENKA,Alexander,Ryhoravich(5) LUKASHENKA, Aliaksandr,Grigorievich (6) LUKASHENKA,Aliaksandr,Ryhoravich(7)LUKASHENKO, Aleksandr,Grigorievich (8) LUKASHENKO,Aleksandr,Ryhoravich(9) LUKASHENKO, Alexander, Grigorievich (10) LUKASHENKO, Aliaksandr, Grigorievich (11) LUKASHENKO, Aliaksandr, Ryhoravich Nationality: Belarusian Address: Independence Palace, Prospekte Pobeditelei, Minsk, Belarus. Position: President of Belarus Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0050. Gender: male. Alexander Lukashenko is the President of Belarus. He has held near absolute authority in his 26 years in power and maintains close control over the security apparatus of the State. This authority has remained in place since the 9 August Presidential election and he is ultimately responsible for the violence against protestors and journalists that have followed the disputed election result. Lukashenko has not called out violence and has expressed support for security services. President Lukashenko has therefore been responsible for serious violations of human rights in the weeks following 9 August and has been involved in promoting such violations. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 Group ID: 13918.
2. LUKASHENKO, Viktor Aliaksandravich
DOB: 28/11/1975. POB: Mohilev, Belarus a.k.a: (1) LUKASHENKA, Viktar, Aleksandrovich (2) LUKASHENKA, Viktar, Aliaksandravich (3) LUKASHENKA, Viktor, Aleksandrovich (4) LUKASHENKA, Viktor, Aliaksandravich (5) LUKASHENKO, Viktar, Aleksandrovich (6) LUKASHENKO, Viktor, Aleksandrovich (7) LUKASHENKO, Viktar, Aliaksandravich Nationality: Belarusian Position: National Security Advisor Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0051. Gender: male. Viktor Lukashenko is National Security Adviser to the President of Belarus and a member of the Security Council of Belarus. In these roles, he oversees law enforcement and the security services and is responsible for the serious human rights violations perpetrated against protestors and journalists following the Presidential election on 9 August 2020. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 Group ID: 13919.
3. SERGEENKO, Igor Petrovich
DOB: 14/01/1963. POB: Stolitsa, Vitebsk region, Belarus a.k.a: (1) SERGEENKO, Igor, Piatrovich (2) SERGEENKO, Ihar, Petrovich (3) SERGEENKO, Ihar, Piatrovich (4) SERGEYENKO, Igor, Petrovich (5) SERGEYENKO, Igor, Piatrovich (6) SERGEYENKO, Ihar, Petrovich (7) SERGEYENKO, Ihar, Piatrovich (8) SIARHEENKA, Igor, Petrovich (9) SIARHEENKA, Igor, Piatrovich (10) SIARHEENKA, Ihar, Petrovich (11) SIARHEENKA, Ihar, Piatrovich Nationality: Belarusian Address: Belarus. Position: Chief of Staff to the President of Belarus (a.k.a. Head of the Presidential Administration) Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0052. Gender: male. Igor Petrovich Sergeenko is the Chief of Staff to the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, also known as the Head of the Presidential Administration of Belarus. In this role, Sergeenko has significant influence over the Belarusian authorities’ response to the post-election protests, which included subjecting detainees to CIDT or torture. Sergeenko also plays an important coordinating role over state bodies, including the working relationship between the President and the Belarusian Ministry of the Interior and its internal security forces, which are responsible for treatment amounting to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or torture of detainees. Former Head of the KGB of the Mohilev region. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 Group ID: 13920.
4. ATABEKOV, Khazalbek Bakhtibekovich
Title: Colonel a.k.a: (1) ATABEKAU, Khazalbek, Bakhtibekavich (2) ATABEKAU, Khazalbek, Bakhtibekovich (3) ATABEKOV, Khazalbek, Bakhtibekavich Nationality: Belarusian Address: Belarus. Position: Deputy Commander of InternalTroopsoftheMinistryofInternalAffairsofBelarus OtherInformation: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0053. Gender: male. Colonel Khazalbek Atabekov is one of four Deputy Commanders of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus. In his role as Deputy Commander, he is responsible for the actions of the Internal Troops in Minsk and therefore responsible for the serious violations of the right not to be subject to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or torture of detained protestors and journalists, which they carried out following the election of 9August.UKlisting(SanctionsAct).Subjecttoanassetfreezeandtravelban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 Group ID: 13921.
5. BALABA, Dmitry
DOB: –/–/1972. POB: Molodenchensky district, Belarus Nationality: Belarusian Address: Belarus. Position: Commander of the Special Purpose Police Unit of Minsk,(OMON) OtherInformation: UKSanctionsListRef:GHR0054.Gender:male. Dmitry Balaba is Commander of the Special Purpose Police Unit of Minsk (OMON). In his role as Commander, Balaba is responsible for the actions of OMON in Minsk. Balaba is therefore responsible for the serious violations of the right not to be subject to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or torture of detained protestors, carried out by OMON following the election of 9 August. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject
to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 Group ID: 13922.
6. KARAYEV, Yuri
DOB: 21/06/1966. POB: Ordzhonikidze, Former USSR a.k.a: KARAEV, Yuri Address: Belarus.Position: (1)MinisterofInternalAffairsoftheRepublicofBelarus (2) Major-General of Militia Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0055 . Gender: male. Yuri Karayev is the Minister of Internal Affairs in Belarus and has been since June 2019. In this role, Karayev has overall leadership and command of, and is therefore responsible for, the actions of the Internal Troops and Public Security Police in Minsk. Therefore, he is responsible for serious violations of the right not to be subject to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or torture of detained protestors and journalists, carried out by those security forces under his command following the election of 9 August. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 Group ID: 13923.
7. BARSUKOV, Alexander Petrovich
DOB: 29/04/1965. POB: Vetkovsky district, Gomel region a.k.a: (1) BARSUKOU, Alexander, Petrovich (2) BARSUKOU, Alyaksandr, Petrovich (3) BARSUKOV, Alyaksandr, Petrovich Nationality: Belarusian Address: Belarus. Position: (1) Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus (2) Chief of Public Security Police (3) Major General of militia Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0056. Gender: male. Alexander Barsukov is Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Chief of the Public Security Police. In his role as Deputy Internal Minister and Chief of the Public Security Police, he is responsible for the actions of the Public Security Police and therefore responsible for the serious violations of the right not to be subject to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or torture of detained protestors and journalists, which they carried out following the election of 9August.UKlisting(SanctionsAct).Subjecttoanassetfreezeandtravelban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 Group ID: 13924.
8. NAZARENKO, Yuri Gennadyevich
DOB: 17/04/1976. POB: City of Slonim, Grodno region, Belarus Nationality: Belarusian Position: (1) Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs (2) Commander of Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Belarus Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0057. Gender: male. Yuri Nazarenko is the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs and Commander of the Internal Troops. In his roles he is responsible for the actions of the Internal Troops in Minsk and therefore responsible for serious violations of the right not to be subject to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or torture of detained protestors and journalists, which they carried out following the election of 9 August. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 Group ID: 13925.

to its UK Sanctions List under the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020 promulgated under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018.

Link:

OFSI Notice

UK Sanctions List page

Categories: Human Rights Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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