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March 6, 2018: EU, HMT remove 2, amend 1 Ukraine misappropriation and human rights listing

Yesterday, Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2018/326 by removing the following persons from its Ukraine (Misappropriation and Human Rights) sanctions:  LUKASH, OLENA, LEONIDIVNA DOB: 12/11/1976. POB: Ribnita, Moldova a.k.a: LUKASH, Elena, Leonidovna Other Information: Former Minister of Justice Listed on: 06/03/2014 Last Updated: 08/06/2015 06/03/2018 Group […]

OFAC’s Global Magnitsky Act FAQ

What is the effect of the Executive order (E.O.) issued by the President on December 20, 2017? The E.O. declares a national emergency with respect to serious human rights abuses and corruption globally, identifying these issues as threats to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States. […]

December 21, 2017: More Magnitsky!

One day after OFAC’s issuance of the Magnitsky sanctions regulations, the President has issued a new Executive Order related to the program. Additionally, OFAC has issued new FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) related to the Executive Order, and made the following individual designations:  BADJIE, Yankuba (a.k.a. BADGIE, Yankuba; a.k.a. BADJI, Yankouba), […]

SECO updates 19 Iranian sanctions listings

Swiss authorities amended the individual listings of the following persons sanctioned under their Iranian sanctions regime:   SSID: 80-13158 Foreign identifier: 20. Name: Moghisseh Mohammad Good quality a.k.a.: Nasserian Justification: Judge, Head of Tehran Revolutionary Court, branch 28. Also considered responsible for condemnations of members of the Baha’i community. He […]

April 13, 2017: OFAC Sanctions-o-Rama!

Yesterday, OFAC designated the following person:  SOLEIMANI, Sohrab (a.k.a. SOLEYMANI, Sohrab (Arabic: سهراب سلیمانی)), Iran; DOB 1964; Additional Sanctions Information – Subject to Secondary Sanctions; Gender Male; Supervisor of the Office of the Deputy for Security and Law Enforcement of the State Prisons Organization; former Director General of the Tehran Prisons […]

April 13, 2017: EU, HMT amend 19 persons under Iran Human Rights Sanctions

Yesterday, Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) implemented Council Implementing Regulation (EU) No 2017/685 by amending the following 19 individual listings under the Iran human rights sanctions program:  ABBASZADEH-MESHKINI, Mahmoud Position: Governor of Ilam Province Secretary of the Human Right Council Other Information: Former Governor of Ilam Province. Former Interior Ministry’s political director. […]

FINTRAC issues Operational Alert for Human Trafficking

The goal of the notice is to provide actionable guidance for recognizing human trafficking and the laundering of its proceeds. The notice does provide some nice lists of red flags: Types of financial transactions Online advertising and promotional services (e.g. escort services, massage services, relationship services, related peer-to-peer online booking […]