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The US Treasury imposes sanctions against UPC militia leader in Central African Republic

On 17 December 2021, the US department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added Ali Darassa to their sanctions list for the abuse against human rights. He is the UPC militia leader in Central African Republic.

The militia group is known to attack civilians and have killed, tortured, maimed, raped, and displaced thousands of people in pursuit of their policies since 2014. Attacks were performed on schools, hospitals, religious sites and refugee locations.

Sanctions imposed on Ali Darassa mean that US persons or those transiting through the US are blocked from dealing with the individual. Property or interest in property by Darassa that is in or come within the US or that are in or come in to possession of US individuals must be blocked.

Source: US Department of the Treasury

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