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Happy International Human Rights Day at OFAC: New Global Magnitsky, Yemen designations, updated Magnitsky & Global Magnitsky designation

Today, OFAC added the following persons: AL-KHAIWANI, Abdul Hakim (a.k.a. AL KHIYAWANI, Abdulhakim; a.k.a. AL KIYAWANI, Abdul Hakim; a.k.a. AL-KHAIWANI, Abdulhakem Hashim; a.k.a. “AL-KARAR, Abu”; a.k.a. “KARAR, Abu”), Yemen; DOB 1986; Gender Male (individual) [GLOMAG].  AL-MARRANI, Motlaq Amer (a.k.a. AL MARRANI, Mutlaq Ali Aamer; a.k.a. “EMAD, Abu”), Al-Jawf, Yemen; DOB 01 […]

OFAC adds 6 to Global Magnitsky sanctions

OFAC has added the following persons: KOI, Wan Kuok (a.k.a. KUOK-KUI, Wan; a.k.a. “Broken Tooth”; a.k.a. “Brokentooth”; a.k.a. “GUOJU, Yin”; a.k.a. “KUI, Bung Nga”), Macau; DOB 29 Jul 1955; Gender Male; Passport 31135083 (Portugal) expires 27 Mar 2023 (individual) [GLOMAG]. MATRAIMOV, Raimbek (a.k.a. MATRAIMOV, Raimbek Ismailovich; a.k.a. MATRAIMOV, Raiymbek; a.k.a. MATRAIMOV, […]

I guessed right…

I finally remembered to bookmark the Treasury press release site… PRESS RELEASES Treasury Sanctions Militia and Its Leader in Connection with Serious Human Rights Abuse in Libya November 25, 2020 Washington – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against Mohamed al-Kani (al-Kani) […]

OFAC adds a person and an entity to Global Magnitsky program

Today, OFAC added the following person: AL-KANI, Mohamed (a.k.a. AL-KANI, Mohamed Khalifa Abderrahim Shaqaqi; a.k.a. AL-KANI, Mohammed; a.k.a. AL-KANI, Muhammad Omar), Libya; DOB 03 May 1979; nationality Libya; Gender Male; Passport F86JKFJF (Libya) (individual) [GLOMAG] (Linked To: KANIYAT MILITIA).  and entity: KANIYAT MILITIA (f.k.a. “7TH BRIGADE”; a.k.a. “9TH BRIGADE”; a.k.a. […]

OFAC adds Lebanese minister to Global Magnitsky sanctions

Today, OFAC added the following person: BASSIL, Gibran (a.k.a. BASSIL, Gebran; a.k.a. BASSIL, Gebran Gerji (Arabic: جبران جرجي باسیل); a.k.a. BASSIL, Gebran Jerji; a.k.a. BASSIL, Jibran), Embassies Street, Baabda, Mount Lebanon Governorate, Lebanon; Bank Street, Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon; Mar Mikhael Street, Beirut, Beirut Governorate, Lebanon; DOB 21 Jun 1970; […]

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, […]