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OFSI updates 9 Belarus sanctions listings

UK regulators have updated the following 9 individual Belarus sanctions listings:

1. AZARENOK, Grigoriy Yurievich
Name (non-Latin script): Григорий Юрьевич АЗАРЕНОК
DOB: 18/10/1995. a.k.a: (1) AZARENOK, Grigory, Yurievich (non-Latin script: Григорий Юрьевич АЗАРЁНОК) (2) AZARONAK, Ryhyor, Yurievich (3) AZARONAK, Ryhor, Yuryevich (non-Latin script: Рыгор Юр'евіч АЗАРОНАК) (4) AZARONAK, Yurievich Address: Capital TV, 6 Kommunisticheskaya St, Minsk, Belarus, 220029.Position: Journalist, Capital TV (CTV) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0119 (UK Statement of Reasons):As a journalist reporting on the state-owned TV channel CTV, Grigoriy Yurievich AZARENOK, hereafter AZARENOK has willingly provided the Belarusian public with false information about the democratic opposition and protests, thus lending support to the regime. AZARENOK has vocally supported and attempted to justify the repression of the democratic opposition and of civil society who seek to demonstrate evidence of serious human rights violations committed by the regime. His journalism is specifically endorsed by the Lukashenko regime as it is the subject of several state sponsored awards. AZARENOK therefore is or has been involved in undermining democracy and the rule of law in Belarus, and repressing civil society and the democratic opposition. (Gender):Male Listed on: 02/12/2021 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 02/12/2021 Last Updated: 18/03/2022 13/04/2022 Group ID: 14162.

2. EISMONT, Natalia Nikolayevna
Name (non-Latin script): Наталья Николаевна ЭЙСМОНТ
DOB: 16/02/1984. POB: Minsk, Former USSR Currently Belarus a.k.a: (1) EISMANT, Natalia, Mikalaeuna (2) EISMANT, Natalia, Nikolayevna (non-Latin script: Наталля Мiкалаеўна ЭЙСМАНТ) (3) EISMANT, Natallya (4) EISMANT, Natallya, Mikalaeuna (5) EISMANT, Natallya, Nikolayevna (6) EISMANT, Natalya, Mikalaeuna (7) EISMANT, Natalya, Nikolayevna (8) EISMONT, Natalia, Mikalaeuna (9) EISMONT, Natalia, Nikolayevna (10) EISMONT, Natallya, Mikalaeuna (11) EISMONT, Natallya, Nikolayevna (12) EISMONT, Natalya, Mikalaeuna (13) EISMONT, Natalya, Nikolayevna Nationality: Belarus Position: Spokesperson/Press Secretary of the President of Belarus Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0059 (UK Statement of Reasons):Natalia Eismont was appointed Spokesperson / Press Secretary to President Lukashenko in November 2014. In this role, she has actively supported President Lukashenko throughout the flawed election process surrounding the 9 August 2020 Presidential election. Through her activities and statements, she has supported the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Belarus and has undermined democracy and the rule of law in Belarus. (Gender):Female Listed on: 06/11/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 18/03/2022 13/04/2022 Group ID: 13993.

3. IPATAU, Vadzim Dzmitryevich
Name (non-Latin script): Iпатаў Вадзiм Дзмiтрыевiч
DOB: 30/10/1964. POB: Kolomyia, Ivano-Frankivsk region on Ukraine, Ukraine a.k.a: (1) IPATAU, Vadim, Dmitrievich (2) IPATOV, Vadim, Dmitrievich (3) IPATOV, Vadzim, DZMITRYEVICH Position: (1) First Deputy Head of the Chief State legal department of the administration of the President of Belarus (2) Deputy Head of the Central Electoral Commission Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0034 (UK Statement of Reasons):Vadzim Ipatau is the Deputy Chairman of the Central Electoral Commission of the Belarusian Regime. In his role, he is responsible for the actions of the CEC, including upholding a fraudulent election result and blocking the participation of rival candidates in the election (Gender):Male Listed on: 05/10/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 13/04/2022 Group ID: 13963.

4. HUSTYR, Yulia Chaslavauna
Name (non-Latin script): Юлiя Чаславаўна ГУСТЫ ГУСТЫР
DOB: 14/01/1984. a.k.a: HUSTYR, Yulia Chaslavauna (non-Latin script: Юлия Чеславовна ГУСТЫР) Nationality: Belarus 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 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 18/02/2021 Last Updated: 18/02/2021 13/04/2022 Group ID: 14025.

5. KALINOUSKY, Siarhei Aliakseevich
Name (non-Latin script): Сергей Алексеевич КАЛИНОВСКИЙ
DOB: 03/01/1969. a.k.a: (1) KALINOUSKY, Sergei, Alekseevich (2) KALINOUSKY, Sergey, Alekseevich (3) KALINOVSKI, Sergei, Alekseevich (4) KALINOVSKI, Siarhei, Aliakseevich (5) KALINOVSKIY, Sergei, Alekseevich (6) KALINOVSKIY, Siarhei, Aliakseevich (7) KALINOUSKY, Siarhei Aliakseevich (non-Latin script: Сяргей Аляксеевiч КАЛIНОЎСКI) Position: (1) Member of the Central Electoral Commission (2) Deputy Justice Minister Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0038 (UK Statement of Reasons):Siarhei Kalinousky is a member of the Central Electoral Commission of the Belarusian Regime. In his role, he is responsible for the actions of the CEC, including upholding a fraudulent election result and blocking the participation of rival candidates in the election. (Gender):Male Listed on: 05/10/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 18/03/2022 13/04/2022 Group ID: 13955.

6. KASYANCHYK, Alina Sergeevna
Name (non-Latin script): Алина Сергеевна КАСЬЯНЧИК
DOB: 12/03/1998. a.k.a: (1) KASIANCHYK, Alina, Sergeevna (2) KASIANCHYK, Alina, Siarhiejeuna (non-Latin script: Аліна Сяргееўна КАСЬЯНЧЫК) (3) KASYANCHUK, Alina, Siarhiejeŭna Siarhiejeuna (non-Latin script: Alina Siarhiejeŭna KASYANCHUK) (4) KASYANCHYK, Alina, Siarhiejeuna Nationality: Belarus Position: Former Assistant Prosecutor at the Frunzensky District Court in Minsk Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0113 (UK Statement of Reasons):In her former position as assistant prosecutor at the Fruzensky District Court in Minsk, Alina Sergeevna KASYANCHYK has represented the Lukashenko regime in politically motivated cases against journalists, activists and protesters. In particular, she has prosecuted BelSat journalists Katsiaryna Bakhvalava (Andreyeva) and Darya Chultsova for live streaming peaceful protests, based on the unwarrented charges of “conspiracy” and “violating public order”. She has also prosecuted members of Belarusian civil society e.g. for taking parts in peaceful protests, and paying tribute to murdered protester Aliaksandr Taraikousky. She has consistently asked the judge for disproportionately long-term prison sentences. KASYANCHYK therefore is or has been involved in undermining democracy and the rule of law in Belarus, repressing civil society and the democratic opposition in Belarus, and for serious human rights violations. (Gender):Female Listed on: 02/12/2021 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 02/12/2021 Last Updated: 18/03/2022 13/04/2022 Group ID: 14156.

7. LUKASHENKO, Viktor Aliaksandravich
Name (non-Latin script): ЛУКАШЭНКА, Віктар Аляксандравіч
DOB: 28/11/1975. POB: Mohilev/Mogilev/Mahiliou, Belarus a.k.a: (1) ALEKSANDROVICH, Viktar (2) ALEKSANDROVICH, Viktor (3) LUKASHENKA, Aleksandrovich (4) LUKASHENKA, Viktar (5) LUKASHENKA, Viktar, Aleksandrovich (6) LUKASHENKA, Viktar, Aliaksandravich (7) LUKASHENKA, Viktor, Aliaksandravich (8) LUKASHENKO, Aleksandrovich (9) LUKASHENKO, Viktar (10) LUKASHENKO, Viktar, Aleksandrovich (11) LUKASHENKO, Viktar, Aliaksandravich (non-Latin script: ЛУКАШЕНКО, Виктор Александрович) (12) LUKASHENKO, Viktor, Aleksandrovich (13) LUKASHENKO, Viktor, Aliaksandravich Nationality: Belarus Address: Belarus. Position: (1) President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus (2) former National Security Advisor to the President Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0047 and GHR0051 Listed under the Belarus and Global Human Rights sanctions regimes. Son of the President. (UK Statement of Reasons):Viktor Lukashenko is the former National Security Adviser to the President of Belarus and a former member of the Security Council of Belarus. In these roles, he oversaw law enforcement and the security services and was therefore responsible for the serious human rights violations perpetrated against protestors and journalists following the Presidential election on 9 August 2020. Since February 2021, Viktor Lukashenko has been the President of the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Belarus (NOC). Prior to this, he was the First Vice President of the NOC. The International Olympic Committee has adopted measures against the NOC for not appropriately protecting athletes from reprisals against them for protesting the 9 August 2020 elections and subsequent violent suppression of peaceful protests. Viktor Lukashenko is therefore responsible for supporting the Lukashenko regime in its repression of civil society or democratic opposition or other actions, policies or activities which undermine democracy or the rule of law in Belarus. (Gender):Male Listed on: 29/09/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 18/03/2022 13/04/2022 Group ID: 13919.

8. SAKALOUSKI, Ivan Yurievich
Name (non-Latin script): СОКОЛОВСКИЙ, Иван Юрьевич
a.k.a: SOKOLOVSKI, Ivan, Yurievich (non-Latin script: САКАЛОЎСКI, Iван Юр’евiч) Position: Director of the Akrestina detention centre, Minsk Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0026 (UK Statement of Reasons):In his capacity as Director of the Akrestina detention centre in Minsk, Ivan Sakalouski is responsible for the inhumane and degrading treatment, including torture, inflicted on citizens detained in that detention centre in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. (Gender):Male Listed on: 05/10/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 31/12/2020 13/04/2022 Group ID: 13948.

9. YARMOSHINA, Lidzia Mihailauna
Name (non-Latin script): Ярмошына Лидия Михайловна ЕРМОШИНА Лідзія Міхайлаўна Ярмошына
Title: Former Chair of the Central Electoral Commission DOB: 29/01/1953. POB: Slutsk, Belarus a.k.a: (1) YARMOSHINA, Lidia, Mikhailovna (2) YARMOSHINA, Lidija, Mikhailovna (3) YERMOSHINA, Lidia, Mikhailovna (4) YERMOSHINA, Lidija, Mikhailovna (5) YERMOSHINA, Lidzia, Mihailauna (6) YARMOSHINA, Lidzia Mihailauna (non-Latin script: Ярмошына Лидия Михайловна ЕРМОШИНА) Nationality: Belarus Position: Former Chairwoman of the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):BEL0033 (UK Statement of Reasons):Lidzia Yarmoshina was the Chairperson of the Central Electoral Commission of the Belarusian Regime until December 2021. In her role as Chairperson, she was responsible for the actions of the CEC, including upholding a fraudulent election result and blocking the participation of rival candidates in the election. (Gender):Female Listed on: 05/10/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 18/03/2022 13/04/2022 Group ID: 13962.

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