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EU, UK add 15 to Belarus sanctions

In line with Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1648, UK officials added the following persons:

1. TERTEL, Ivan Stanislavavich
DOB: 08/09/1966. POB: Privalki/Privalka, Hrodna/Grodno Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: TERTEL, Ivan, Stanislavovich Position: Chairman of KGB Other Information: Gender: male. In his leadership position as the Chairman of State Security Committee KGB and in his former position as the Chairman of the State Control Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular with arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13985.
2. MELNIK, Raman Ivanavich
DOB: 29/05/1964. a.k.a: MELNIK, Roman, Ivanovich Position: Head of Main Directorate of Law and Order Protection and Prevention at the Ministry of Internal Affairs Other Information: Gender: male. In his leadership position as the Head of Main Directorate of Law and Order Protection and Prevention at the Ministry of Internal Affairs, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular with arbitrary arrests and ill‐treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13986.
3. NASKEVICH, Ivan Danilavich
DOB: 25/03/1970. POB: Cierablicy, Brest Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: NOSKEVICH, Ivan, Danilovich Position: Chairman of the Investigate Committee Other Information: Gender: male. In his leadership position as the Chairman of the Investigative Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the Committee in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, notably with investigations launched against the Coordination Council launched by the opposition to challenge the outcome of that election and peaceful demonstrators. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13987.
4. VOLKAU, Aliaksey Aliaksandravich
DOB: 07/09/1973. POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: VOLKOV, Alexey, Aleksandrovich Position: Chairman of the State Committee for Forensic Expertise Other Information: Gender: male. Former First Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee. In his former leadership position as the First Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation
campaign led by the Committee in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, notably with investigations launched against the Coordination Council launched by the opposition to challenge the outcome of that election and peaceful demonstrators. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13988.
5. AZEMSHA, Siarhei Yakaulevich
DOB: 17/07/1974. POB: Rechitsa, Gomel Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: AZEMSHA, Sergei, Yakovlevich Position: Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee Other Information: Gender: male. In his leadership position as the Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the Committee in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, notably with investigations launched against the Coordination Council launched by the opposition to challenge the outcome of that election and peaceful demonstrators. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13989.
6. SMAL, Andrei Fiodaravich
DOB: 01/08/1973. POB: Brest, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: SMAL, Andrei, Fyodorovich Position: Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee Other Information: Gender: male. In his leadership position as the Deputy Chairman of the Investigative Committee, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the Committee in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, notably with investigations launched against the Coordination Council launched by the opposition to challenge the outcome of that election and peaceful demonstrators. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13990.
7. PAULIUCHENKA, Andrei Yurevich
DOB: 01/08/1971. a.k.a: PAVLYUCHENKO, Andrei, Yurevich Position: Head of Operational-Analytical Center Other Information: Gender: male. In his leadership position as the Head of Operational-Analytical Center, he is closely associated with the President and responsible for the repression of civil society, notably with interrupting connection to telecommunication networks as a tool of repression of civil society, peaceful demonstrators and journalists. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13991.
8. BUZOUSKI, Ihar Ivanavich
DOB: 10/07/1972. POB: Koshelevo, Grodno/Hrodna region, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: BUZOVSKI, Igor, Ivanovich Position: Deputy Minister of Information Other Information: Gender: male. In his leadership position as Deputy Minister of Information, he is responsible for the repression of civil society, notably with the Ministry of Information decision to cut off access to independent websites and limit internet access in Belarus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, as a tool of repression of civil society, peaceful demonstrators and journalists. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13992.
9. EISMANT, Natallia Mikalaeuna
DOB: 16/02/1984. POB: Minsk, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: EISMONT, Natalia, Nikolayevna Position: Press Secretary of the President of Belarus Other Information: Gender: female. In her position as Press Secretary of the President of Belarus, she is closely associated with the President and responsible for coordinating media activities of the President, including drafting statements and organising public appearances. She is thus supporting the Lukashenka regime, including in the repression and intimidation campaign led by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. In
particular, with her public statements defending the President and criticising opposition activists as well as the peaceful protesters, made in the wake of 2020 presidential election, she contributed to seriously undermining democracy and the rule of law in Belarus. Maiden name is Kirsanova or Selyun. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13993.
10. ZUBKOU, Siarhei Yaugenavich
DOB: 21/08/1975. a.k.a: ZUBKOV, Sergei, Yevgenevich Position: ALFA Unit Commander Other Information: Gender: male. In his commanding position over ALFA Unit forces, he is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign carried out by these forces in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular with arbitrary arrests and ill‐treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13994.
11. RAUKOU, Andrei Aliakseevich
DOB: 25/06/1967. POB: Revyaki, Vitebsk/Viciebsk Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: RAVKOV, Andrei, Alekseevich Other Information: Gender: male. Former State Secretary of the Security Council. In his former position as State Secretary of the Security Council, he is closely associated with the President and responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign carried out by the State apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular with arbitrary arrests and ill‐treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence. against journalists Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13995.
12. MIKLASHEVICH, Pyotr Piatrovich
DOB: 18/10/1954. POB: Minsk Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: MIKLASHEVICH, Petr, Petrovich Position: Chairman of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Belarus Other Information: Gender: male. As the chairman of the Constitutional Court, he is responsible for the Constitutional Court’s decision adopted on 25 August 2020, by which the results of the fraudulent elections were legitimised. He has therefore supported and facilitated actions of repression and intimidation campaign by the State apparatus against peaceful protestors and journalists and is therefore responsible for seriously undermining democracy and the rule of law in Belarus. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13996.

to their Belarus sanctions program (in its EU Sanctions List), and amended the following existing Global Human Rights sanctions designations to add them to the Belarus program as well:

1. LUKASHENKO, Alexander Ryhoravich
DOB: 30/08/1954. POB: Kopys, Vitebsk/Viciebsk district, former USSR (now 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 (12) LUKASHENKO, Alexandr,
Grigorievich 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) under the Global Human Rights regime. EU listing under the Belarus regime. Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13918.
2. LUKASHENKO, Viktor Aliaksandravich
DOB: 28/11/1975. POB: Mohilev/Mogilev/Mahiliou, former USSR (now 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, Viktar, Aliaksandravich (7) LUKASHENKO, Viktor, Aleksandrovich Nationality: Belarusian Position: National Security Advisor to the President 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) under the Global Human Rights regime. EU listing under the Belarus regime. Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13919.
3. SERGEENKO, Igor Petrovich
DOB: 14/01/1963. POB: Stolitsa, Vitebsk/Viciebsk region, former USSR (now 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 (12) SERGYAENKA, 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) under the Global Human Rights regime. EU listing under the Belarus regime. Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 29/09/2020 Last Updated: 29/09/2020 06/11/2020 Group ID: 13920

Links:

OFSI Notice

Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1648

Categories: Belarus Sanctions EU Updates OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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