Today, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) updated the UK Sanctions List – so OFSI is adding the following person:
1. ZABIN, Sultan Saleh Aida Aida
Position: Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Sanaa Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): YEM0006 (UN Ref): YEi.006. (Further Identifiying Information): Sultan Saleh Aida Aida Zabin has engaged in acts that threaten the peace, security and stability of Yemen, including violations of applicable international humanitarian law and human rights abuses in Yemen. Zabin has played a prominent role in a policy of intimidation and use of systematic arrest, detention, torture, sexual violence and rape against politically active women. Zabin as director for CID is directly responsible for, or by virtue of his authority responsible for, and complicit in the use of multiple places of detention including house arrest, police stations, formal prisons and detention centres and undisclosed detention centres. In these sites, women, including at least one minor, were forcibly disappeared, repeatedly interrogated, raped, tortured, denied timely medical treatment and subjected to forced labour. Zabin himself directly inflicted torture in some cases. Listed on: 26/02/2021 Last Updated: 26/02/2021 Group ID: 14064.under its Yemen sanctions program on its Consolidated List (which comprises both the EU Sanctions List and UK Sanctions List).