March 23, 2022

OFAC designates Central Reserve Police in Sudan for serious human rights abuse

On March 21, 2022, the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control designated the Republic of Sudan Central Reserve Police (CRP) pursuant to Executive Order 13818 that builds upon and implements the Global Magnitsky Human Right Accountability Act.  OFAC reports that the CRP was designed for serious human rights abuse in connection with its deployment of special security forces that violently suppressed peaceful protests in Khartoum on January 17, 2022 through the use of live ammunition, which resulted in the deaths of two protestors and the arrest and beating of many others who attempted to flee the scene.

As a result of these designations, all property and interests in property of today’s designees within the United States or within the possession or control of a U.S. person are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions involving the designated persons.  In addition, entities owned 50 percent or more by one or more blocked persons are also blocked.

Department of Treasury Press Release