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More stuff to read over your weekend…

Today, OFAC replaced Global Magnitsky General License 2… with 2A, and issued an updated FAQ about it: 835. What does Global Magnitsky General License 2A authorize? Answer On July 31, 2020, OFAC designated, pursuant to E.O. 13818, the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) for its connection to serious human rights abuse […]

The Case of the Missing Email

Today’s episode of Mr. Watchlist’s DesigNation is about the OFAC designation of the Chinese state-owned company Union Development Group, and why the State Department press release, which is available on their website, did not go out by email. And my friends tell me they didn’t get Treasury’s PR in their […]

I won my bet – times 2!

My guess was that today’s Global Magnitsky designations were for corruption – I guessed well. Here’s the State Department press release for the sanctioned entity: Sanctions on Nabah Ltd. Owned or Controlled by Corrupt Businessman Ashraf Al-Cardinal PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE SEPTEMBER 15, 2020 Share Today, […]

OFAC adds to Global Magnitsky sanctions

Today, OFAC added this person: JAMMEH, Zineb Souma Yahya (a.k.a. JAMMEH, Zeinab Zuma; a.k.a. JAMMEH, Zineb Yahya), Equatorial Guinea; DOB 05 Oct 1977; POB Rabat, Morocco; nationality Equatorial Guinea; alt. nationality Morocco; Gender Female (individual) [GLOMAG].  and these entities: NABAH LTD, 7-10 Chandos Street, London W1G 9DQ, United Kingdom; Company […]

Sanctions and Visa Restrictions for 4 Ugandans

OFAC added the following persons: ECOBU, Patrick (a.k.a. MUKISA, Patrick), Uganda; DOB 29 Jan 1976; nationality Uganda; Gender Male; National ID No. 001278331 (Uganda) (individual) [GLOMAG].  MIREMBE, Dorah, Uganda; DOB 27 Feb 1979; nationality Uganda; Gender Female; National ID No. 001278404(Uganda) (individual) [GLOMAG]. MUKIIBI, Moses, Uganda; DOB 09 May 1954; POB Bugobango Village, […]

OFAC adds 3 to Global Magnitsky program, plus a General License and FAQ

Today, OFAC added the following people: PENG, Jiarui (Chinese Simplified: 彭家瑞), Xinjiang, China; DOB Apr 1961; nationality China; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: XINJIANG PRODUCTION AND CONSTRUCTION CORPS). SUN, Jinlong (Chinese Simplified: 孙金龙), Xinjiang, China; DOB Jan 1962; nationality China; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: XINJIANG PRODUCTION AND […]

Ever wonder about those recent INA designations?

I just found this In Focus report from the Congressional Review Service which talks about various tools targeting foreign corruption and human rights abuses. It discusses Section 7031(c), the Global Magnitsky OFAC sanctions program, and Section 212 of the Immigration and Naturalization Act (INA), among others. Personally, I was horrified […]

I knew I shoulda waited 5 minutes…

The United States Imposes Sanctions and Visa Restrictions in Response to the Ongoing Human Rights Violations and Abuses in Xinjiang PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JULY 9, 2020 Share The United States will not stand idly by as the CCP carries out human rights abuses targeting Uyghurs, ethnic Kazakhs, and […]

OFAC makes Xinjiang-related Global Magnitsky (human rights?) sanctions designations

As part of its continued pattern of actions against China, today OFAC added the following people: CHEN, Quanguo (Chinese Simplified: 陈全国), Xinjiang, China; DOB 1955; POB Pingyu, Henan, China; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG]. HUO, Liujun (Chinese Simplified: 霍留军), Xinjiang, China; DOB 1952; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG]. WANG, Mingshan (Chinese Simplified: 王明山), Xinjiang, China; […]