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State issues Visa Restrictions on Tanzanian officials

Visa Restrictions on Tanzanians for Undermining the Democratic Process and Human Rights PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 19, 2021 Share Today, the United States is announcing visa restrictions on Tanzanian officials responsible for or complicit in undermining Tanzania’s October 28, 2020, general elections.  The actions of these […]

OFAC Sanctions-a-Rama: Hong Kong, Iran, Global Magnitsky, Counter Terrorism & Non-proliferation designations & updates

New designations Iran Individuals  AZIMIAN, Hamidreza, Iran; DOB 23 Jul 1961; POB Tabriz, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Executive Order 13846 information: LOANS FROM UNITED STATES FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS.  Sec. 5(a)(i); alt. Executive Order 13846 information: FOREIGN EXCHANGE.  Sec. 5(a)(ii); alt. Executive Order […]

UK also takes action over Xinjiang

Press release UK Government announces business measures over Xinjiang human rights abuses English العربية Foreign Secretary announces measures to help ensure that British organisations are not complicit in, nor profiting from, human rights violations in Xinjiang.  Published 12 January 2021 From: Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office, Home Office, Department for International Trade, The […]

OFAC designates 2 people under Iran Human Rights regime

Today, OFAC added the following persons: BASERI, Mohammad (a.k.a. “SANAI”), Iran; DOB 19 Sep 1972; POB Semnan, Iran; nationality Iran; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male (individual) [IRAN-HR] (Linked To: IRANIAN MINISTRY OF INTELLIGENCE AND SECURITY).  KHAZAI, Ahmad (a.k.a. KAZA’I, Ahmad), Iran; DOB 30 Mar 1960; Additional […]

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 […]

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 […]