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New Treasury sanctions announced

Two judges who penalized Iranians for exercising freedoms of expression and assembly and a Guatemalan Mayor and his drug trafficking organization have been designated by Treasury. Abolghassem Salavati and Mohammad Moghisseh, who oversaw the Iranian regime’s miscarriage of justice in show trials in which journalists, attorneys, political activists, and members of Iran’s ethnic and religious minority groups were penalized for exercising their freedom of expression and assembly and sentenced to lengthy prison terms, lashes, and even execution were designated yesterday. For additional identification information, see this BankersOnline OFAC Update

Also designated were Guatemalan mayor Erik Salvador Suñiga Rodriguez, known as “El Pocho,” and the Suñiga Rodriguez drug trafficking organization (Suñiga Rodriguez DTO or “Los Pochos DTO”), along with four Guatemalan nationals and five Guatemalan businesses they owned who provided them material support. A Kingpin Act chart on individuals and entities was also posted. For identification details on these designated individuals and entities, plus other OFAC changes, see this BankersOnline OFAC Update

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