U.S. Sanctions Eritrean Military Chief Over Human Rights Abuses in Tigray

The United States on Aug. 23 imposed sanctions on Eritrea’s military chief over his involvement in the conflict in the Tigray region of neighboring Ethiopia. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department blocked all property, …

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U.S. Sanctions More Cuban Officials Over Crackdown on Protesters

The United States on Aug. 19 sanctioned more Cuban officials in response to the crackdown of anti-government protesters on the Caribbean nation last month. The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury Department imposed sanctions on three …

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US Sanctions Broker and Businesses Involved in Iran Oil-Smuggling Network

The U.S. Treasury Department announced on Friday that it has sanctioned a broker and several businesses for their involvement in an international oil-smuggling network that supports Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF). The Office of Foreign Assets Control, an …

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Britain Tightens Economic Sanctions against Belarus One Year after the 2020 “Fraudulent” Election

Britain announced on Monday that it would slap a new set of economic sanctions against Belarus as it aims to punish President Alexander Lukashenko’s administration, as opponents of the authoritarian Belarusian leader accused him of manipulating the presidential election in …

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EU Sanctions Eight More Nicaraguan Officials, Including First Lady

The European Union (EU) has imposed sanctions on eight more Nicaraguan officials, including first lady and Vice President Rosario Murillo, for serious human rights violations or undermining democracy amid a crackdown on opposition figures. The Council of the EU announced …

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