OFAC sanctions illicit facilitators of Lord’s Resistance Army (CAR)

OFAC has designated two individuals, Okat Lukwang and Musa Hatari, pursuant to Executive Order 13667, which targets certain persons “contributing to the conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR), including those that support armed groups involved in activities that threaten the peace, security, or stability of the CAR through the illicit trade of natural resources.” Both designated persons are stated to have “facilitated the transfer of ivory, weapons, and money in support of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA)”.

OFAC designated the LRA and the group’s leader, Joseph Kony, in March 2016 for “targeting civilians in the CAR through the commission of acts of violence, abduction, and forced displacement” (see previous blog here). Links available for the OFAC Notice and US Treasury press release.

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About Michael O'Kane

Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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