Global Magnitsky
July 18, 2019
Last updated on: July 23, 2019

Iraqi Militia Leaders, Former Governors Sanctioned by U.S.

By Samuel Rubenfeld

 

 

This article has been updated with additional research by Kharon.

The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on two militia figures and two former Iraqi governors under the Global Magnitsky Act, citing their involvement in human-rights violations and corruption.

Many of the actions committed by the four sanctioned men occurred in areas where persecuted religious communities are struggling to recover from the horrors inflicted on them by Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), the Treasury said. “We will continue to hold accountable persons associated with serious human rights [abuses], including persecution of religious minorities and corrupt officials who exploit their positions of public trust to line their pockets and hoard power at the expense of their citizens,” said Treasury Under Secretary Sigal Mandelker.

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