US Global Magnitsky sanctions

Fidel Moreno

Moreno is alleged to serve as the main link between municipal governments and the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and as acting as a leader of the Sandinista Youth, the FSLN’s youth organization. The Sandinista Youth has been implicated in numerous serious human rights abuses related to the ongoing protests against the Nicaraguan government, including …

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Roberto Rivas

As President of Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council, drawing a reported government salary of $60,000 per year, Roberto Jose Rivas Reyes (Rivas) has been accused in the press of amassing sizeable personal wealth, including multiple properties, private jets, luxury vehicles, and a yacht. Rivas has been described by a Nicaraguan Comptroller General as “above the law,” …

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Gulnara Karimova

Гулнора Исломовна Каримова Gulnara Karimova, daughter of former Uzbekistan leader Islam Karimov, is alleged to have headed a powerful organized crime syndicate that leveraged state actors to expropriate businesses, monopolize markets, solicit bribes, and administer extortion rackets. In July 2017, the Uzbek Prosecutor General’s Office charged Karimova with directly abetting the criminal activities of an …

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Yahya Jammeh

Yahya Jammeh (Jammeh), the former President of The Gambia who came to power in 1994 and stepped down in 2017, has a long history of engaging in serious human rights abuses and corruption. Jammeh created a terror and assassination squad called the Junglers that answered directly to him. Jammeh used the Junglers to threaten, terrorize, …

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Artem Chayka

Artem Chayka is the son of the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation and is alleged to have leveraged his father’s position and ability to award his subordinates to unfairly win state-owned assets and contracts and put pressure on business competitors. For example, in 2014, reconstruction of a highway began, and Chayka’s competitor for supplying …

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Benjamin Bol Mel

Benjamin Bol Mel (Bol Mel) is the President of ABMC Thai-South Sudan Construction Company Limited (ABMC) and has served as the Chairman of the South Sudan Chamber of Commerce, Industry, and Agriculture. Bol Mel has also served as South Sudanese President Salva Kiir’s principal financial advisor, has been Kiir’s private secretary, and was perceived within …

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Julio Juarez

Julio Antonio Juarez Ramirez (Juarez) is a Guatemalan Congressman accused of ordering an attack in 2015 in which two journalists were killed and another injured. Guatemalan prosecutors and an UN-sponsored commission investigating corruption in Guatemala allege that Juarez hired hitmen to kill Prensa Libre correspondent Danilo Efrain Zapan Lopez, whose reporting had hurt Juarez’s plan …

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