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OFSI adds 27 to Belarus sanctions

Today, after FCDO added these 27 persons:

1. BURMISTROV, Igor Pavlovich
Title: Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs DOB: 30/09/1968. a.k.a: BURMISTRAU, Ihar, Paulavich Position: Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0069 (UK Statement of Reasons): Igor Burmistrov is the Chief of Staff and First Deputy Commander of the Internal Troops of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In this position he bears responsibility for the inhumane and degrading treatment of detainees, amounting to serious human rights violations and the repression of civil society, including torture, carried out in the detention facilities following the elections of 9 August. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14038.
2. KALINNIK, Sergei Leonidivich
Title: (1) Police Colonel (2) Chief of the Soviet District Police Department of Minsk DOB: 23/07/1979. a.k.a: KALINNIK, Siarhei, Leanidavich Position: (1) Police Colonel (2) Chief of the Sovetsky District Police Department of Minsk Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0070 (UK Statement of Reasons): Sergei Kalinnik is the Police Colonel, Chief of the Soviet District Police Department of Minsk. In this position he bears responsibility for the inhumane and degrading treatment against detainees, amounting to serious human rights violations, including torture, carried out in the detention facilities following the elections of 9 August. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14049.
3. KARAZEI, Oleg Georgevich
Title: Police Colonel DOB: 01/01/1979. POB: Dzerzhinsky district of the Minsk region, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: KARAZEI, Aleh, Heorhievich Position: Head of the Prevention Department of the Main Department of Law Enforcement and Prevention of the Public Security Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0071 (UK Statement of Reasons): Oleg Karazei is Head of the Prevention Department of the Main Department of Law Enforcement and Prevention of the Public Security Police of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of Belarus. In this role, Karazei is responsible for the repression and intimidation of peaceful protesters 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. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14043.
4. KURYAN, Dzmitry Aleksandrovich
DOB: 03/10/1974. a.k.a: KURYAN, Dmitry, Aleksandrovich Position: Head of the Department of Law Enforcement of the Main Directorate for the Protection of Law and Order, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0072 (UK Statement of Reasons): Dzmitry Kuryan is a Police Colonel, and Head of the Department of Law Enforcement of the Main Directorate for the Protection of Law and Order, in the Ministry of Internal Affairs. In this role, Kuryan is responsible for the repression and intimidation of peaceful protesters 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. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14045.
5. LIOKHI, Pavel Mikalaevich
DOB: 30/05/1972. POB: Baranavichy, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: LIOKHI, Pavel, Nikolaevich Nationality: Belarusian Position: First Deputy Minister of Information Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0073 (UK Statement of Reasons):In his leadership position as First Deputy Minister of Information, Pavel Liokhi is responsible for the repression of civil society, and in particular 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. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14030.
6. LUTSKY, Ihar Uladzimiravich
DOB: 31/10/1972. POB: Stolin, Brest Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: LUTSKY, Igor, Vladimirovich Nationality: Belarusian Position: Minster of Information of the Republic of Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0074 (UK Statement of Reasons): In his leadership position as Minister of Information, Ihar Lutsky is responsible for the repression of civil society, and in particular 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. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14031.
7. PRYGARA, Vadzim Siarhejevich
Title: Lieutenant Colonel of Police DOB: 31/10/1980. a.k.a: PRIGARA, Vadim, Sergeevich Position: Head of the Molodechno District Police Department Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0075 (UK Statement of Reasons): Lieutenant Colonel Vadzim Prygara, as Head of the District Police Department in Molodechno, is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the local police force under his command 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. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14050.
8. STANISHLAUCHYK, Viktar Ivanavich
DOB: 27/01/1971. a.k.a: STANISLAVCHIK, Viktor, Ivanovich Position: (1) Deputy Head of the Police Department of the Sovetsky District of Minsk (2) Head of the Public Security Police Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0076 (UK Statement of Reasons):In his position as Deputy Head of the Police Department of the Sovetsky District of Minsk and Head of the Public Security Police, Viktar Stanishlauchyk is responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign led by the local police force under his command 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. According to witnesses, he personally supervised the detention of peaceful protesters and beatings of those unlawfully detained. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14051.
9. STASIUKEVICH, Vitalyi Ivanovich
Title: Deputy Chief of Public Security Police, Grodno DOB: 05/03/1976. POB: Grodno, Hrodna, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: STASIUKEVICH, Vital, Ivanavich Position: Deputy Chief of Public Security Police, Grodno Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0077 (UK Statement of Reasons): Vitalyi Stasiukevich is the Deputy Chief of Public Security Police in Grodno. In this position he bears responsibility for the inhumane and degrading treatment, amounting to serious human rights violations, including torture, carried out in the detention facilities following the elections of 9 August. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14048.
10. BOGDAN, Genadz Andreevich
DOB: 08/01/1977. a.k.a: BOGDAN, Gennady, Andreievich Nationality: Belarusian Position: (1) Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the President of Belarus (2) Deputy Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0078 (UK Statement of Reasons): As Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the President of Belarus and Deputy Head of the Belarus President Property Management Directorate, Genadz Bogdan is actively supporting the Lukashenka regime and bears a responsibility for the repression of civil society or democratic opposition in Belarus and actions and policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14036.
11. KARANIK, Uladzimir Stsiapanavich
DOB: 30/11/1973. POB: Grodno, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: KARANIK, Vladimir, Stepanovich Nationality: Belarusian Position: (1) Governor of the Grodno Oblast (2) Former Minister of Health Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0079 (UK Statement of Reasons): In his former leadership capacity as the Minister of Healthcare, Uladzimir Karanik was responsible for the use of healthcare services to repress peaceful protesters, including using ambulances to transport protesters in need of medical assistance to isolation wards rather than to hospitals. He made numerous public statements criticising the peaceful protests taking place in Belarus and supporting the authorities’ approach. In his current leadership position as the Governor of the Grodno/Hrodna Oblast Karanik continues to support the Lukashenka regime and presides over continuing human rights violations. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14026.
12. KOCHANOVA, Natalia Ivanovna
DOB: 25/09/1960. POB: Polotsk, Vitebsk/Viciebsk Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: KACHANAVA, Natallia, Ivanauna Nationality: Belarusian Position: Chair of the Council of the Republic of the National Assembly of Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0080 (UK Statement of Reasons): Natalia Kochanova is responsible for overseeing the organisation of the flawed Presidential elections on 9 August 2020 and has defended the authorities’ violent and repressive response to the subsequent peaceful demonstrations. Her leadership role is also responsible for supporting the decisions of the President in the field of domestic policy. (Gender): Female Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14028.
13. DUNKO, Artem Konstantinovich
DOB: 08/06/1990. a.k.a: DUNKA, Arciom, Kanstantinavich Position: Senior Inspector for Special Matters of the Department of Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0081 (UK Statement of Reasons): In his leadership position as Senior Inspector for Special Matters of the Department of Financial Investigations of the State Control Committee, Artem Dunko is responsible for repression and intimidation led by the State apparatus prior to and following the August 2020 presidential election, in particular investigations of alleged corruption, money laundering and tax-evasion launched against opposition leaders and activists. This has contributed to the repression civil society and undermining of democracy in Belarus. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14040.
14. EISMONT, Ivan Mikhailavich
DOB: 20/01/1977. POB: Grodno a.k.a: EISMANT, Ivan, Mikhailavich Nationality: Belarusian Position: (1) Chairman of the Belarusian State Television and Radio Company since February 2018 (2) Head of Belteleradio Company Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0082 (UK Statement of Reasons): As Head of the Belarusian State Television and Radio Company, Ivan Eismont is responsible for the dissemination of state propaganda in public media. This includes using media channels to support the President’s continuation of his term in office, despite the fraudulent presidential elections that took place on 9 August 2020, and the subsequent and repeated violent crackdown on peaceful and legitimate protests. Eismont made public statements criticising the peaceful protesters and refused to provide media coverage of the protests. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14024.
15. SHUMILIN, Dzmitry Mikalaevich
Title: Lieutenant Colonel of Police DOB: 26/07/1977. a.k.a: SHUMILIN, Dmitry, Nikolayevich Position: Deputy Head of the Department for Mass Events of the GUVD (Main Department of Internal Affairs) of the Minsk City Executive Committee Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0083 (UK Statement of Reasons): In his position as Deputy Head of the Department for Mass Events of the Main Department of Internal Affairs of the Minsk City Executive Committee, Dzmitry Shumilin bears responsibility for the repression and intimidation led by the local security apparatus in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular the arbitrary arrest and ill- treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14047.
16. SHVED, Andrei Ivanavich
Title: Major General of Justice DOB: 21/04/1973. POB: Glushkovichi, Gomel/Homyel Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: SHVED, Andrei, Ivanovich Nationality: Belarusian Position: Prosecutor General Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0084 (UK Statement of Reasons): In his position as Prosecutor General of Belarus, Andrei Shved is responsible for the ongoing repression of civil society and democratic opposition, and in particular the launching of numerous criminal proceedings against peaceful demonstrators, opposition leaders and journalists in the wake of the 2020 presidential elections. He has also made public statements declaring participants in ‘unauthorised rallies’ to be terrorists and threatening them with punishment. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14033.
17. TURCHIN, Aliaksandr Henrykavich
DOB: 02/07/1975. POB: Novogrudok, Grodno/Hrodna Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: TURCHIN, Aleksandr, Henrykavich Nationality: Belarusian Position: Chairman of Minsk Regional Executive Committee Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0085 (UK Statement of Reasons): In his position as the Chairman of Minsk Regional Executive Committee, Aliaksandr Turchin is responsible for overseeing local administration. By doing so, he supported the actions of the Lukashenko regime to undermine the rule of law in Belarus, repress civil society and democratic opposition, contributing to serious human rights violations. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14046
18. SIVAK, Anatoli Aleksandrovich
DOB: 19/07/1962. POB: Zavoit, Narovlya district, Gomel/Homyel Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: SIVAK, Anatol, Aliaksandravich Nationality: Belarusian Position: (1) Deputy Prime Minister (2) Former Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0086 (UK Statement of Reasons): As Chairman of the Minsk City Executive Committee, Anatoli Sivak was responsible for the repression and intimidation campaign run by the state security apparatus in Minsk under his oversight in the wake of the 2020 presidential election, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists. He made numerous public statements criticising peaceful protests taking place in Belarus. In his current leadership position as Deputy Prime Minister he continues to support the repressive activities of the Lukashenko regime. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14021.
19. LITVINA, Alena Vasileuna
a.k.a: LITVINA, Elena, Vasilevna Nationality: Belarusian Position: Judge of the Leninsky District Court in Mogliev, Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0087 (UK Statement of Reasons): Alena Litvina is a Judge of the Leninsky District Court in Mogilev. In her position she was responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists and activists for taking part in protests. She therefore bears responsibility for undermining the rule of law and through her actions as a judge, she has contributed to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. (Gender): Female Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14018.
20. DEDKOVA, Natalia Anatolievna
DOB: 02/12/1979. a.k.a: DZIADKOVA, Natallia, Anatolievna Nationality: Belarusian Position: Judge of the Partizanski district court in Minsk, Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0088 (UK Statement of Reasons): Natalia Dedkova is a Judge of the Partizanski District Court in Minsk. In her position she was responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists and activists for taking part in protests. She therefore bears responsibility for undermining the rule of law and through her actions as a judge, she has contributed to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. (Gender): Female Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/12/2021 Group ID: 14022.
21. ZHYVITSA, Alena Aliaksandravna
DOB: 09/04/1990. a.k.a: ZHYVITSA, Elena, Aleksandrovna Nationality: Belarusian Position: Senior Judge of the Oktyabrsky district court in Minsk Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0089 (UK Statement of Reasons): As a senior Judge of the Oktyabrsky district court in Minsk, Alena Zhyvitsa is responsible the widespread sentencing of journalists, demonstrators and political activists in politically motivated decisions and without fair and transparent court proceedings. This has repressed civil society and undermined democracy in Belarus. (Gender): Female Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14020.
22. SHABUNYA, Victoria Valeryeuna
DOB: 27/02/1974. a.k.a: SHABUNYA, Victoria, Valerevna Nationality: Belarusian Position: Judge of the Central district court of Minsk, Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0090 (UK Statement of Reasons): Victoria Shabunya is a Judge of the Central District Court in Minsk. In her position she is responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists and activists for taking part in protests. She therefore bears responsibility for undermining the rule of law and through her actions as a judge, she has contributed to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. (Gender): Female Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14019.
23. PETRASH, Aleksandr Aleksandrovich
DOB: 16/05/1988. a.k.a: PIETRASH, Aliaksandr, Aliaksandravich Nationality: Belarusian Position: Chairman of the Moskovski District Court in Minsk Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0091 (UK Statement of Reasons): Aleksandr Petrash is the Chairman of the Moskovski District Court in Minsk. In his position, he bears responsibility for numerous politically motivated rulings against those taking part in protests. There are reasonable grounds to suspect this behaviour has continued following the 9 August Presidential elections in Belarus. He therefore bears responsibility for undermining the rule of law and through his actions as a judge, he has contributed to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14016.
24. NEKRASOVA, Elena Timofeevna
DOB: 26/11/1974. a.k.a: NYAKRASAVA, Alena, Tsimafeeuna Nationality: Belarusian Position: Senior Judge of the Zavodsky district court in Minsk Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0092 (UK Statement of Reasons): As a Judge of the Zavodsky district court in Minsk, Elena Nekrasova is responsible for the widespread sentencing of journalists, demonstrators and political activists in politically motivated decisions and without fair and transparent court proceedings. She therefore bears responsibility for undermining the rule of law and through her actions as a judge, she has contributed to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. (Gender): Female Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14027.
25. LAHUNOVICH, Andrei Aliaksandravich
a.k.a: (1) LAGUNOVICH, Andrei, Aliaksandravich (2) LAGUNOVICH, Andrey, Alexandrovich (3) LAHUNOVICH, Andrey, Alexandrovich Nationality: Belarusian Position: Judge of the Sovetsky district court in Gomel/Homel/Homyel, Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0093 (UK Statement of Reasons): Andrei Lahunovich is a Judge of the Sovetsky District Court in Gomel. In his position he was responsible for numerous politically motivated rulings against journalists and activists who were taking part in protests. He therefore bears responsibility for undermining the rule of law and through his actions as a judge, he has contributed to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. (Gender): Male Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14017.
26. HUSTYR, Yulia Chaslavauna
DOB: 14/01/1984. Nationality: Belarusian Position: Judge of the Central District Court in Minsk Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0094 (UK Statement of Reasons): As a judge of the Central District Court of Minsk, Yulia Hustyr has been responsible the widespread sentencing of demonstrators and political activists (including opposition presidential candidate Viktor Babariko) in politically motivated decisions and without fair and transparent court proceedings. She therefore bears responsibility for undermining the rule of law and through her actions as a judge, she has contributed to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition, and a serious human rights violation. (Gender): Female Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14025.
27. FEDOROVA, Marina Arkadievna
DOB: 11/09/1965. a.k.a: FIODARAVA, Maryna, Arkadzeuna Position: Judge of the Sovetsky district court in Minsk Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0095 (UK Statement of Reasons): As a judge at the Minsk City Sovetsky District Court, Marina Fedorova has been responsible the widespread sentencing of demonstrators and political activists in politically motivated decisions and without fair and transparent court proceedings. She therefore bears responsibility for undermining the rule of law and through her actions as a judge, she has contributed to the repression of civil society and democratic opposition. (Gender): Female Listed On: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 Group ID: 14023.
to the UK Sanctions List, OFSI added them to the Consolidated List.

I wonder what will happen when the last vestiges of the EU Sanctions List falls away…. will OFSI be out of the sanctions list game, or will it continue to cut and paste between two identical lists?

Link:

OFSI Notice

Categories: Belarus Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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