OFAC DESIGNATES IRANIAN ENTITIES ON SERIOUS HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES, AS WELL AS 5 INDIVIDUALS
On 30th May, the US Treasury announced that OFAC had designated 2 Iranian entities for committing serious human rights abuses on behalf of the Government of Iran, as well as 3 leaders of one of these entities, the Ansar-e Hizballah organisation. OFAC also designated an entity that has operated information or communications technology that facilitates monitoring or tracking that could assist or enable serious human rights abuses by or on behalf of the Government. OFAC also designated 2 individuals for engaging in censorship activities that prohibit, limit, or penalise the exercise of freedom of expression or assembly by citizens of Iran, and one individual for acting for or on behalf of an entity engaged in such censorship activities. These designations, it says, come in the wake of recent protests by the Iranian people and the regime’s subsequent brutal crackdown. Included in the new designations is Abdulali Ali-Asgari, current Director General of Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB) – itself already designated – and has acted on behalf of the organisation.
At the same time, OFAC has made amendments to the Iran sanctions entries relating to AL-BILAD ISLAMIC BANK FOR INVESTMENT AND FINANCE P.S.C, and AL-NASER AIRLINES (a.k.a. ALNASER AIRLINES),
OFAC AMENDS 1 ENTRY ON ITS UKRAINE/RUSSIA SANCTIONS LISTS
In its announcement of 30th May, OFAC also announced the amendment of one entry on its Ukraine/Russia sanctions list – DART AIRLINES (a.k.a. DART AIRCOMPANY; a.k.a. DART UKRAINIAN AIRLINES; a.k.a. TOVARYSTVO Z OBMEZHENOYU VIDPOVIDALNISTYU ‘DART’; a.k.a. “DART, LLC”; a.k.a. “DART, TOV”).