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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on Russian Human Rights Abusers

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday announced sanctions on five individuals and an entity for their involvement in human rights abuses in Russia, including the deaths of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and an opposition politician, as well as the targeting of LGBTI Chechens.

Drug Kingpin & Transnational Crime

U.S. Imposes Sanctions to Combat Corruption in Mexico

The U.S. Treasury Department on Friday announced sanctions on a Mexican judge and a former governor, as well as individuals and entities tied to narcotics-trafficking networks, as part of a joint effort to tackle corruption with the Mexican government.

Russia

RUSAL Plans Comeback After Delisting

United Company RUSAL PLC said this week that the April 2018 designation had “significantly challenged” the company, but now it will spend the coming months plotting a comeback, according to its first quarterly earnings report since it was delisted by the U.S. in January.

Iran

Carbon Fiber Network Evolves Following Sanctions, U.S. Export Controls

A procurement network of front companies tied to actors sanctioned for aiding Iran’s ballistic missile program has evolved, as recent activities indicate the network continues to import dual-use goods such as carbon fiber and laboratory technology, a Kharon investigation has found.