By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

US designations for violence against protesters in Iraq & corruption

OFAC has designated 3 people said to be the leaders of Iran-backed militias in Iraq sanctions (E.O. 13818, for involvement in serious human rights abuses. They are: Qais al-Khazali, Laith al-Khazali, and Husayn Falih ‘Aziz al-Lami. The press release states that during protests in Iraqi cities in 2019, the Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq (AAH) militia (led by the al-Khazali brothers) opened …

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Maya Lester KC is a senior barrister (King’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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