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State Department designates two Iranian officials under Section 7031(c) for Human Rights violations (and explains large OFAC Iran update)

Commemoration of the Massacre of Mahshahr and Designation of Iranian Officials Due to Involvement in Gross Violations of Human Rights PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 18, 2020 Share One year ago, the Iranian regime killed as many as 148 Iranian civilians in Mahshahr, while imposing digital […]

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, […]

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 […]