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EU sanctions 4 persons related to Navalny arrest, prosecution and sentencing

Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime: EU sanctions four people responsible for serious human rights violations in Russia The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures on four Russian individualsresponsible for serious human rights violations, including arbitrary arrests and detentions, as well as widespread and systematic repression of freedom of peaceful assembly and of association, […]

Another year for EU’s Belarus sanctions…

Belarus: EU prolongs sanctions for a year European Union renews Belarus sanctions The Council today decided to prolong until 28 February 2022 the restrictive measures targeting high-level officials responsible for the violent repression and intimidation of peaceful demonstrators, members of the opposition and journalists in Belarus, as well as those responsible for […]

EU adds 19 to Venezuela sanctions

Venezuela: 19 officials added to the EU sanctions list The Council today added 19 leading Venezuelan officials to the list of those subject to restrictive measures, due to their role in acts and decisions undermining democracy and the rule of law in the country, or as a result of serious human rights […]

About the new OFSI General License…

When I first got notice of the General License INT/2020/059 issued under the UK’s The Russia (Sanctions) (EU Exit) Regulations 2019, I thought “oh, wow! Something new and novel.” And, don’t get me wrong – there’s a lot to like in it, like the prior notification and reporting requirements. But […]

EU. OFSI remove Rafidain Bank from Iraq sanctions

UK regulators have removed: RAFIDAIN BANK a.k.a: Al-Rafidain Bank Address: Rashid Street, Baghdad, Iraq. Other Information: State owned bank. Branches abroad in the United Kingdom, Jordan, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Sudan and Egypt. London branch of Rafidain Bank is in provisional liquidation. Funds or financial assets or economic resources received […]

EU, OFSI add 36 to Belarus sanctions

As per Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2129, UK regulators added the following people: 1. AZIEI, Aleh Heorhievich DOB: 01/01/1979. POB: Minsk Oblast, former USSR (now Belarus) a.k.a: KARAZEI, Oleg, Georgevich Position: Head of the Prevention Department of the Main Department of Law Enforcement and Prevention of the Public Security Police […]

EU, OFSI update Thomas Lubanga DRC listing

UK regulators today updated the following Democratic Republic of the Congo sanctions individual listing: LUBANGA, Thomas POB: Ituri, DRC Democratic Republic of the Congo Nationality: Congolese Democratic Republic of the Congo Address: Democratic Republic of the Congo (in Prison). Other Information: UN Ref: CDi.007. Former President of the UPC/L. Convicted […]