By Maya Lester KC & Michael O’Kane

Sanctions Profile: Kyrgyzstan


Latest US sanctions on Russia

Last week OFAC introduced a new wave of over 120 Russia sanctions designations, further restricting access to military products, targeting the Russian metal, mining, and energy sectors, and aiming to reduce Russia’s access to the international finance system (press release, press release, notice). The measures target entities from other countries who are allegedly exporting to Russia.  4 entities from Kyrgyzstan …

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OFAC designates 6 for engaging in corruption

Yesterday (9 December 2020), on International Anti-Corruption Day, OFAC designated 3 people based in Liberia, the Kyrgyz Republic and China, for being current or former officials responsible for, complicit in, or having engaged in corruption, pursuant to E.O. 13818 (Magnitsky sanctions). Harry Varney Gboto-Nambi Sherman, Senator and Chair of the Liberian Senate Judiciary Committee, was indicted and later acquitted for …

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US visa restrictions on 6 countries & updated compliance procedures

President Trump’s administration has announced the suspension of immigrant visas for nationals of Kyrgyzstan, Myanmar, Eritrea, and Nigeria for those seeking a permanent residence visa in the US. Diversity visas (visas for nationals of countries with historically low rates of US immigration) will be suspended for citizens of Sudan and Tanzania. The press release says that these states do not …

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Current Sanctions

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