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One more year of EU DRC sanctions

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Council extends sanctions for one year The Council decided to maintain individual restrictive measures against several personalities of the Democratic Republic of Congo until 12 December 2021, on the basis of an evaluation of the situation in the country. These persons were listed by the Council […]

EU, OFSI removes 12 from Iraq sanctions

As per Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2003, UK regulators today removed the following individual: 1. AL-SALIH, Muhammad Mahdi DOB: (1) –/–/1947. (2) –/–/1949. POB: al-Anbar Governate, Iraq Nationality: Iraq Other Information: Minister of Trade 1987-2003. Chief, Presidential Office mid-1980s Listed on: 02/07/2003 Last Updated: 02/07/2003 09/12/2020 Group ID: 7595. and […]

EU adds a global human rights sanctions program

EU adopts a global human rights sanctions regime The Council today adopted a decision and a regulation establishing a global human rights sanctions regime. For the first time, the EU is equipping itself with a framework that will allow it to target individuals, entities and bodies – including state and non-state actors – responsible […]

EU, OFSI update two Cyber-Attacks listings

Pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1744, UK officials amended the following individual designations: 1. GAO,Qiang DOB: 04/10/1983. POB: Shandong Province, China Nationality: Chinese Address: Room 1102, Guanfu Mansion, 46 Xinkai Road, Hedong District, Tianjin, China. Other Information: Gender: male. Gao Qiang is involved in “Operation Cloud Hopper”, a series […]

EU, OFSI amend 16 Venezuela sanctions designations

Pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1696, UK regulators today updated the following 16 individual designations: 1. REVEROL TORRES, Nestor Luis DOB: 28/10/1964. Position: (1) Minister for Interior, Justice and Peace since 2016 (2) Vice-President of Public Works and Services and Executive Secretary of the Electrical General Staff since April […]

EU extends Venezuela sanctions until November 2021

Council extends sanctions on Venezuela until 14 November 2021 The Council today extended the EU sanctions regime against Venezuela for one year, until 14 November 2021. The decision was taken in light of the ongoing political, economic, social and humanitarian crisis in Venezuela, with persistent actions undermining democracy, the rule of law […]

EU, OFSI amend 2 in Turkey sanctions regime

Pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1655, UK regulators amended the following individual designations: 1. AKALIN, Mehmet Ferruh DOB: 09/12/1960. Nationality: Turkish Passport Details: Passport No or ID: 13571379758 Position: (1) Vice-President (Assistant General Manager) and member of the Board of Directors of the Turkish Petroleum Corporation (TPAO) (2) Head […]

EU, OFSI add 8 to Syria sanctions

Pursuant to Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/1649, UK regulators added the following persons to their Syria sanctions program: 1. TOU’MA, Bassam DOB: –/–/1969. POB: Safita, Syria a.k.a: TU’MA, Bassam Position: Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources. Appointed in August 2020. Other Information: Gender: male. Listed on: 06/11/2020 Last Updated: 06/11/2020 […]