Thursday, June 1, 2023

US Imposes New Sanctions on Perpetrators of Violence in Sudan

 Reuters published on 1 June 2023 an article titled "US Imposing Sanctions Against Those Perpetrating Violence in Sudan" by Daphne Psaledakis and Nafisa Eltahir.

The US Treasury Department announced sanctions on two companies affiliated with Sudan's army and two companies affiliated with the rival paramilitary Rapid Support Forces.  This action follows visa restrictions on Sudanese individuals associated with the Sudan Armed Forces, Rapid Support Forces, and the former Omar al-Bashir government.  

The US Treasury Department Office of Foreign Assets Control published on 1 June 2023 a formal statement of Sudan sanctions called "Counter Terrorism Designations; Sudan Designations; Russia-related Designation Removal; Issuance of Sudan Licenses."  It identifies the legal names of the sanctioned Sudanese companies and, where available, provides websites.