OFAC lists Cuban Ministry of the Interior for human rights abuses

Last week (15 January 2020), OFAC listed the Cuban Ministry of the Interior (MININT), and the Minister of the Interior Lazaro Alberto Álvarez Casas for their alleged involvement in serious human rights abuses, pursuant to Executive Order 13818 (Global Magnitsky sanctions). The press release says that MININT has a specialist branch responsible for monitoring political activity, which authorises the arrest …

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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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