UK regulators amended the following Venezuela sanctions listing:
1. AMOROSO, Elvis Eduardo
DOB: 04/08/1963. POB: Caracas, Venezuela a.k.a: HIDROBO AMOROSO, Elvis, Eduardo Nationality: Venezuela National Identification Number: V-7659695 Address: Venezuela. Position: (1) Comptroller General and President of Venezuela’s Moral Council (2) Former Vice President of the National Constituent Assembly Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):VEN0029 (UK Statement of Reasons):
Former First and Second Vice-President of the non-recognised National Constituent Assembly (ANC). Lead the non-recognised ANC, signing the ‘law against hatred’, justifying the removal of a legally-elected opposition governor and banning Juan Guaido from running for any public office.Amoroso has repeatedly undermined democracy in Venezuela, undermined the rule of law and violated the right to freedom of speech. By taking up his appointment as Comptroller General in contravention of a ruling by the legitimate National Assembly, and his role in setting up the non-recognised National Constituent Assembly (ANC), Amoroso has seriously undermined the democratic process, constitution, and democratic institutions in Venezuela. Additionally, while Second Vice President of the ANC, he contributed to the political persecution of opposition politicians Freddy Guevara and Juan Pablo Guanipa, further undermining democracy. (Gender):Male Listed on: 30/06/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 04/02/202202/08/2022 Group ID: 13844.
and corrected these two:
1. NORIEGA FIGUEROA,
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Name (non-Latin script): José Gregorio NORIEGA FIGUEROA
Title: Member of the National AssemblyDOB: 21/02/1969. POB: Venezuela Nationality: Venezuela National Identification Number: V-8348784 Position: Member of the National Assembly Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):VEN0036 (UK Statement of Reasons):Noriega is a National Assembly Deputy (2021-2025) having been re-elected on 6 December 2020 in undemocratic parliamentary elections not recognised as free and fair by the UK. Noriega had previously served as a National Assembly Deputy for the period 2016-2020. There are reasonable grounds to suspect that Noriega, a member of the Venezuelan National Assembly, has been involved in the repression of democratic opposition in Venezuela and other actions, policies, or activities which undermine democracy in Venezuela, by coming to power through fraudulent/illegitimate elections and by his involvement with Operation Alacran. There are also reasonable grounds to suspect he is associated with Nicolas Maduro, a person who is involved in the repression of democratic opposition and otherwise undermining democracy in Venezuela through his involvement in Operation Alacran. Lastly, there are reasonable grounds to suspect that Noriega was acting on behalf of, or at the command of a person (Nicolas Maduro) who is involved in repression of political opposition and other policies which undermine democracy in Venezuela by aiding his attacks and attempts to control the National Assembly. In July 2020, Noriega, helped by the Venezuelan Supreme Court of Justice (Tribunal Supremo de Justicia (TSJ)), illegitimately took over the leadership of the political party Voluntad Popular, thereby further undermining democracy in Venezuela. (Gender):Male Listed on: 30/06/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 17/02/202202/08/2022 Group ID: 13851.
2. ORNELAS FERREIRA, Jose Adelino
Name (non-Latin script): José Adelino Ornelas Ferreira
DOB: 14/12/1964. POB: Caracas, Distrito Capital, Venezuela a.k.a:
(1) FERREIRA, Jose, Adelino, Ornella(2) ORNELLAS FERREIRA, Jose, Adelino, Ornellas (3) FERREIRA, Major General, Jose, Adelino, Ornela(4) ORNELA FERREIRA, Major General, Jose, Adelino (5) ORNELLA FERREIRA, Jose, Adelino Nationality: Venezuela National Identification Number: V-7087964 Address: Venezuela. Position: (1) Chief of Staff of the Commander in Chief of the Venezuelan Armed Forces (2) Deputy Minister of Monitoring and Inspection of Government Administration (3) Secretary General of the National Defence Council (SECODENA) (4) Former Second-in-Command of CEOFANB (5) Chief of Staff of CEOFANB Other Information: (UK Sanctions List Ref):VEN0026 (UK Statement of Reasons):Chief of Staff of the Commander-in-Chief FANB, Deputy Minister of Monitoring and Inspection of Government Administration, and Secretary General of the National Defence Council (SECODENA). José Adelino Ornelas Ferreira has been Second in Command and Chief of Staff of Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) since June 2017, having been appointed to the post by Nicolas Maduro. The CEOFANB is the highest point of command in the Venezuelan armed forces. The CEOFANB sets the strategic direction of all strands of the Venezuelan military (Army, Navy, Air Force, and National Guard (GNB)), coordinates them, and implements operations. Since September 2020, Ornelas has been the Chief of the General Staff to the Commander in Chief. There is reliable evidence that the GNB has committed serious human rights violations during Ferreira’s period in charge. A report by OHCHR in 2018 documents incidents of people deprived of their liberty and subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and (in many cases possibly) torture, reportedly carried out in part by the GNB. Some of these incidents occurred in the period that Ferreira has held the position of Commander of the CEOFANB. As a commander of the CEOFANB, and Chief of Staff to the Commander in Chief and Strategic Command Operations, and thus in charge of the GNB, there are reasonable grounds to suspect that Ferreira was involved in those acts. There is reliable evidence that the GNB used excessive force against people in the Pemon territory in February 2019, including killing three people, and carried out extrajudicial killings of an alleged terrorist group in El Junquito, Caracas. As a CEOFANB Commander and Chief of Staff at the time, there are reasonable grounds to suspect that Ferreira was involved in those grave human rights violations. Finally, there is reliable evidence that In May 2019 members of the Venezuelan National Guard (GNB), which sits under the command of the CEOFANB, during Ferreira’s time in role, used tear gas to disperse a march of opposition supporters. Due to his role, Ferreira is partially responsible for this repression of civil society and violation of freedom of expression. (Gender):Male Listed on: 30/06/2020 UK Sanctions List Date Designated: 31/12/2020 Last Updated: 28/01/202202/08/2022 Group ID: 13841.
I guess the difference is that an amendment means that info changed, and a correction was that the original info was mistakenly entered?
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