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OFSI amends 8 under Belarus sanctions

UK regulators have amended the following individual listings:

1. MATKIN, Aleh Uladzimiravich
Name (non-Latin script): МАТКИН, Олег Владимирович
a.k.a: (1) MATKIN, Aleh, Uladzimiravich (2) MATKIN, Oleg, Vladimirovitch (3) MATKIN, Oleg, Vladimirovitch (non-Latin script: МАТКІН, Алег Уладзіміравіч) Position: Head of Penal Correction Department in the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0025 (UK Statement of Reasons):Matkin is the Head of the Penal Correction Department that has authority over Ministry of Internal Affairs (MoIA) detention facilities. In this position, he is responsible 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: 05/10/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 04/02/2022 Group ID: 13947.

2. GURTSEVICH, Andrei Mikalaevich
Name (non-Latin script): Андрей Микалаевич Гурцевич
DOB: 27/07/1971. POB: Baranovich, Brest Region/Oblast, Belarus a.k.a: (1) GURTSEVICH, Andrei, Mikalaevich (2) GURTSEVICH, Andrei, Nikolaevich Nationality: Belarus Position: First Deputy Commander of the Air Force Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0099 (UK Statement of Reasons):In his position as First Deputy Commander of the Air Force and Air Defence Forces of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Belarus, Andrei Gurtsevich is responsible for the order dispatching military aircraft to intercept passenger flight FR4978 and compel its landing at Minsk airport, without proper justification, on 23 May 2021. In so doing, Gurtsevich acted at the direction of Alexander Lukashenko and in conjunction with the Belarusian aviation authorities. This resulted in the forced redirection of flight FR4978, the detention of the aircraft, its passengers and the crew, and the arrest of opposition journalist and civil society actor Roman Protasevich and Protasevich’s partner Sofia Sapega. This politically-motivated decision was aimed at arresting and detaining opposition journalist Protasevich and Sapega and constitutes a form of repression against civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus. Andrei Gurtsevich is therefore responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus and so undermined democracy and the rule of law there. (Gender): Male Listed on: 21/06/2021 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 25/06/2021 Last Updated: 25/06/2021 04/02/2022 Group ID: 14117.

3. SHAKUTIN, Alexander Vasilevich
DOB: 12/01/1959. POB: Bolshoe Babino, Orsha Rayon, Vitebsk region a.k.a: SHAKUTIN, Aleksandr Nationality: Russia Address: Bolshoe Babino, Orsha Rayon, Vitebsk region. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0067 (UK Statement of Reasons): A longstanding associate of Alexander Lukashenko, Alexander Shakutin is a leading owner of private enterprise in Belarus. Shakutin has supported the Lukashenko regime despite the fraudulent election result. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that the support of Shakutin for the regime could be contributing to activities undermining democracy. (Gender):Male Listed on: 18/12/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 04/02/2022 Group ID: 14029.

4. LUKASHENKO, Alexander Ryhorovich
Name (non-Latin script): ЛУКАШЭНКА, Аляксандр Рыгоравіч
DOB: 30/08/1954. POB: Kopys, Vitebsk district. Kopys, Vitebsk/Viciebsk district, Belarus a.k.a: (1) LUKASHENKA, Aleksandr, Grigorievich (2) LUKASHENKA, Aleksandr, Grogorievich (3) LUKASHENKA, Aleksandr, Ryhoravich (4) LUKASHENKA, Alexander, Grigorievich (5) LUKASHENKA, Alexander, Ryhoravich (6) LUKASHENKA, Alexander, Ryhorovich (7) LUKASHENKA, Aliaksandr, Grigorievich (8) LUKASHENKA, Aliaksandr, Ryhoravich (9) LUKASHENKO, Aleksandr, Grigorievich (10) LUKASHENKO, Aleksandr, Grogorievich (11) LUKASHENKO, Aleksandr, Ryhoravich (12) LUKASHENKO, Alexander, Grigorievich (13) LUKASHENKO, Alexander, Grigorievich (non-Latin script: ЛУКАШЭНКА, Аляксандр Рыгоравіч) (14) LUKASHENKO, Alexander, Ryhoravich (15) LUKASHENKO, Aliaksandr, Grigorievich (16) LUKASHENKO, Aliaksandr, Ryhoravich (non-Latin script: ЛУКАШЕНКО, Александр Григорьевич) Nationality: Belarus Address: Independence Palace, Prospekte Pobeditelei, Minsk, Belarus. Position: President of Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0045 and GHR0050 Listed under the Global Human Rights and Belarus sanctions regimes. (UK Statement of Reasons):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 2020 Presidential election and he is ultimately responsible for the violence against protestors and journalists and the Lukashenko regime’s campaign to repress civil society and democratic opposition, and undermine the rule of law, that has followed the disputed election result in Belarus. Lukashenko has not called out violence and has expressed support for security services. Alexander Lukashenko has therefore been responsible for serious violations of human rights, the repression of civil society or democratic opposition in Belarus, or other actions, policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus following 9 August 2020, and has been involved in promoting such activities. (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/11/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 12/08/2021 04/02/2022 Group ID: 13918.

5. SERGEENKO, Igor Petrovich
Name (non-Latin script): СЕРГЯЕНКА, Ігар Пятровіч
DOB: 14/01/1963. POB: Stolitsa, Vitebsk/Viciebsk region, Former USSR Currently Belarus a.k.a: (1) SERGEENKO, Igor, Piatrovich (non-Latin script: СЕРГЕЕНКО, Игорь Петрович) (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) SERGYAENKA, Igor, Petrovich (9) SERGYAENKA, Igor, Piatrovich (10) SERGYAENKA, Ihar, Petrovich (11) SERGYAENKA, Ihar, Piatrovich (12) SIARHEENKA, Igor, Petrovich (13) SIARHEENKA, Igor, Piatrovich (14) SIARHEENKA, Ihar, Petrovich (15) SIARHEENKA, Ihar, Piatrovich Nationality: Belarus Position: Chief of Staff to the President of Belarus, also known as Head of the Presidential Administration Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0046 and GHR0052 Listed under the Belarus and Global Human Rights sanctions regimes. Former First Deputy Head of the KGB. Former Head of the KGB of the Mogilev/Mohilev region. (UK Statement of Reasons):Igor 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, including serious human rights violations, 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. 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 serious human rights violations. 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 cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment 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 CIDT or torture of detainees. (Gender): Male Listed on: 06/11/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 12/08/2021 04/02/2022 Group ID: 13920.

6. BALABA, Dmitry
Name (non-Latin script): БАЛАБА, Дмитрий Владимирович
DOB: 01/06/1972. POB: Molodenchensky district Gorodilovo Minsk region. Molodenchensky district,, Belarus a.k.a: (1) BALABA, Dmitry, Vladimirovich (non-Latin script: БАЛАБА, Дзмiтрый Уладзiмiравiч) (2) BALABA, Dzmitry, Uladzimiravich (3) BALABA, Dzmitry, Vladzimiravich Nationality: Belarus Address: Belarus. Position: Commander of the Special Purpose Police Unit of Minsk (OMON). Commander of the Special Purpose Police Unit of Minsk, (OMON) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0013 and GHR0054 Listed under the Belarus and Global Human Rights sanctions regimes. (UK Statement of Reasons): 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 CIDT or torture of detained protestors, carried out by OMON following the election of 9 August. In his role as Commander, Balaba is responsible for the actions of OMON officers in Minsk. Balaba bears responsibility for the serious human rights violations that were carried out by OMON officers following the election of 9 August, in particular arbitrary arrests and ill-treatment, including torture, of peaceful demonstrators as well as intimidation and violence against journalists. (Gender): Male Listed on: 05/10/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 04/02/2022 Group ID: 13922.

7. GUTSERIEV, Mikhail Safarbekovich
Name (non-Latin script): Михаил Сафарбекович Гуцериев
DOB: 09/03/1958. POB: Akmolinsk, Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (Soviet Union) (1) Akmolinsk, Kazakhstan (2) Akmolinsk, Soviet Union (3) Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan (4) Nur-Sultan, Soviet Union a.k.a: GUTSERIYEV, Mikhail, Safarbekovich Nationality: Cyprus Passport Number: K00162033 Passport Details: Expiry: 11 Feb 2024 Address: Russia. Position: Businessman Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0110 (UK Statement of Reasons): Mikhail Gutseriev is a prominent Russian businessman who is one of the main private investors in Belarus and a longstanding associate of Alexander Lukashenko, who is responsible for serious violations of human rights and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus. Gutseriev has provided support for the Government of Belarus, including through use of his business interests. (Gender): Male Listed on: 09/08/2021 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 09/08/2021 Last Updated: 12/08/2021 04/02/2022 Group ID: 14131.

and entity listing:

1. DANA HOLDINGS a.k.a Dana Astra
Address: Dana Center, St. P. Mstislavets 9 (1st floor), Minsk, Belarus, 220 114. Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref): BEL0063 Date designated on UK Sanctions List: 31/12/2020 (UK Statement of Reasons): Dana Holdings a.k.a Dana Astra belongs to the Karic brothers (Dragomir and Bogoljub), who are closely associated with Lukashenko and his family, and have benefitted significantly from that relationship. Dana Holdings a.k.a Dana Astra is the only non-state owned general sponsor of the Belarusian National Olympic Committee (NOC). The IOC has adopted measures against the NOC for not appropriately protecting athletes from reprisals against them for protesting the 9 August elections and subsequent violent suppression of peaceful protests. Dana Holdings a.k.a Dana Astra publicly supported Lukashenko in the face of strikes and protests. (Phone number): 00375 17 26 93 290 (Website): https://en.dana-holdings.com (Email address): PR@bir.by (Organisation type): Private sector development group Listed on: 18/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 04/02/2022 Group ID: 14035.

under the Belarus sanctions program.

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Categories: Belarus Sanctions OFSI Updates Sanctions Lists

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