US lifts sanctions on Venezuelan official

OFAC has delisted Cristopher Figuera, the former Director General of Venezuela’s National Intelligence Service (SEBIN), because, last week, he “broke ranks with the Maduro regime and rallied to the support of the Venezuelan constitution and the National Assembly”. The US Department of State has said sanctions may be removed where designated individuals “refuse to take part in human rights abuses,...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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