Menu Home

OFSI adds 11 to Global Human Rights sanctions (why should it miss the party?)

Today, UK regulators added the following persons:

1. ALAUDINOV, Apti
DOB: 05/10/1973. POB: Stavropol, Russia a.k.a: (1) ALAUDINOV, Apri, Aaronovitch (2) ALAUDINOV, Apti, Kharanovich (3) ALAUDINOV, Apty Nationality: Russian Position: Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic and Major General of the Police Other Information: UK Sanctions Ref: GHR0062. Gender: male. Apti Alaudinov is the Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic and Major General of the Police. In this position Alaudinov has presided over several waves of persecution against the LGBT community in Chechnya from 2017 to 2019. As a leading, senior official, Alaudinov is responsible for the actions of police and security forces under his command who have engaged in cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or torture. In addition, by upholding the impunity of security forces and actively encouraging violence against LGBT persons, Alaudinov has facilitated, incited, promoted, and provided support for, the torture and murder of LGBT persons. Alaudinov is also responsible for the mistreatment of human rights defender Ruslan Kutaev. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14015.
2. BADJIE, Yankuba
DOB: (1) 25/02/1973. (2) 24/02/1973. POB: New Jeshwang, Kanifang Municipality, The Gambia a.k.a: (1) BADGIE, Yankouba (2) BADGIE, Yankuba (3) BADJI, Yankouba (4) BADJI, Yankuba (5) BADJIE, Yankouba Nationality: Gambian Address: Banjul, The Gambia. Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0058. Gender: male. Former Director General of the Gambian National Intelligence Agency (NIA) (2013-2017). Yankuba Badjie was the Deputy Director General and then Director General of the Gambia’s National Intelligence Agency (NIA) from 2013 to early 2017. In this capacity, he had responsibility for, and direct oversight of, operations that were carried out by The Gambia’s NIA. During Badjie’s tenure, the NIA were responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture and other cruel inhuman and degrading treatment. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14005.
3. BASTARDO MENDOZA, Rafael Enrique
DOB: 22/09/1978. POB: Coche, Libertador, Capital District, Venezuela Nationality: Venezuelan National Identification no: 14.335.819 Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0068. Gender: male. Previous Commander of FAES (Special Action Forces) until 2019. Rafael Bastardo was Commander of FAES, the Special Action Force of the Venezuelan National Police between 2017 and 2019. There is reliable evidence that FAES committed serious human rights violations during Bastardo’s period in command. The recent UN Independent International Fact Finding Mission (IIFFM) report shows reasonable grounds to suspect that FAES was involved in multiple cases of extrajudicial executions. As FAES Commander, Bastardo is responsible for the human rights violations committed by FAES forces under his command. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14008.
4. CEBALLOS ICHASO, Remigio
DOB: 01/05/1963. POB: Venezuela Nationality: Venezuelan National Identification no: V-6.557.495 Address: Venezuela. Position: Head of the Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0070. Gender: male. Remigio Ceballos Ichaso was appointed as Head of the Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) in June 2017. There is reliable evidence that the GNB has committed serious human rights violations during Ceballos’s period in command of CEOFANB including extrajudicial killings and incidences of people subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment and torture. In addition to human rights violations carried out by the GNB under the overall strategic command of CEOFANB, the CEOFANB was involved in directing multiple cases of extrajudicial executions, which amount to serious violations of the right to life. Ceballos bears command responsibility for the serious human rights violations carried out by CEOFANB under his command. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14009
5. DAUDOV, Magomed
DOB: 05/10/1973. POB: Stavropol, Russia a.k.a: THE LORD Nationality: Russian Position: The spokesperson/chairperson of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic Other Information: UK Sanctions Ref: GHR0064. Gender: male. Magomed Daudov is Chairman of the Parliament of the Chechen Republic. Daudov is responsible for the severe and systematic human rights violations perpetrated by Ramzan Kadyrov’s administration, specifically the systematic arrest, torture, and murder of LGBT people in Chechnya since 2017. Daudov has also personally participated in the arrest, torture, and murder of LGBT people. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14014.
6. JAMMEH, Yahya Abdul Aziz Jemus Junkung
DOB: 25/05/1965. POB: Kanilai, The Gambia Nationality: Gambian Address: Equatorial Guinea. Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0059. Gender: male. Ex-Army Lieutenant. Former President of The Gambia Yahya Jammeh was responsible for inciting, promoting, ordering and being directly involved in extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, kidnappings, torture, rape, as well as wider human rights violations during his tenure as President between 1994 and 2016. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14010.
7. JAMMEH, Zineb
DOB: 05/10/1977. POB: Rabat, Morocco a.k.a: (1) JAMMEH, Zeinab (2) SUMA, Zeinab (3) SUMA, Zineb Nationality: (1) Moroccan (2) Gambian Address: Equatorial Guinea. Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0060. Gender: female. Former First Lady of The Gambia and wife of Yahya Jammeh. Former President of Gambia Yahya Jammeh was responsible for inciting, promoting and ordering extrajudicial killings, enforced disappearances, kidnappings and torture, as well as wider human rights violations during his tenure as President between 1994 and 2016. Zineb Jammeh is the former “First Lady” of The Gambia and is married to Yahya Jammeh. She is associated with Yahya Jammeh and his regime, and used a charitable foundation and charities as cover for the illicit transfer of funds between herself and the Former President. Maiden name: Suma. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14012.
8. KATAEV, Aiub
Nationality: Russian Position: Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Chechen Republic of the Russian Federation in Argun Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0065. Gender: male. Aiub Kataev is Head of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation in Argun, of the Chechen Republic. In this role, Kataev has responsibility for the activities of state security and police agencies, including their involvement in the mass arrest, use of CIDT or torture, and murder of LGBT Chechens since 2017. UK Listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14006.
9. KHAN, Anwar Ahmed
DOB: 01/01/1959. POB: Pakistan a.k.a: KHAN, Rao Nationality: Pakistani Address: Punjab, Pakistan. Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0061. Gender: male. Rao Anwar Khan is the former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) in Malir District, Pakistan. In his role as SSP Malir, Khan was reportedly responsible for numerous staged police encounters in which individuals were killed by police, and was directly involved in over 190 police encounters that resulted in the deaths of over 400 people, including the murder of Naqeebullah Mehsud in 2018. Khan is therefore responsible for or complicit in, the serious violations of the right to life. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14013.
10. ZAVARSE PABÓN, Fabio
DOB: 04/10/1967. POB: Caracus, Venezuela Nationality: Venezuelan Passport Details: 32131710 National Identification no: V6.967.914 Address: Venezuela. Position: Commander of the National Guard (GNB) Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0071. Gender: male. Fabio Zavarse has held several high-ranking positions within the Venezuelan Armed Forces during different waves of protests in Venezuela. The military, responding to these protests with excessive use of force, committed serious human rights violations, including violations of the right to life. Zavarse bears responsibility for the serious violations of human rights conducted by GNB forces under his command in Caracas in seeking to quell the protests in 2016 and 2017. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14011.

and one entity:

1. Terek Special Rapid Response Unit
a.k.a: (1) Rosguardia Chechnya (2) Special Division of First Responders (3) Special Rapid Response Unit Chechnya (4) Special Response Unit Chechnya Address: Grozny, Republic of Chechnya, Russia. Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0066. Ramzan Kadyrov’s leadership of the Chechen Republic in Russia has been characterised by the systematic persecution of critics of the Chechen authorities and of perceived subversives. This has included the systematic use of murder and CIDT against LGBT Chechens and human rights defenders. There is a considerable and credible body of evidence strongly indicating that the Terek Rapid Response Unit has been heavily involved in the murder and use of CIDT against LGBT Chechens since 2017. Type of entity: Special Police Unit. UK Listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze. Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: 10/12/2020 Group ID: 14007.

to its Global Human Rights sanctions.

Link:

OFSI Notice

Categories: Human Rights Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

eric9to5

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: