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United States and Partners Promote Accountability for Corruption and Human Rights Abuse

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State December 10, 2020 Yesterday and today the United States imposed sanctions under the Global Magnitsky sanctions program on corrupt actors and human rights abusers worldwide.  These actions target actors across the globe who disregard individuals’ human rights and international standards to prevent and combat corruption. As we ...
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On the occasion of the International Anticorruption Day and International Human Rights Day

On the occasion of the International Anticorruption Day and International Human Rights Day, the Department of State and the Department of the Treasury announced sanctions designations and visa restrictions on corrupt actors and human rights abusers.  Below is a summary of these actions taken pursuant to “Executive Order (E.O.) 13818 and Section 7031(c) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2020 (Div. G, P.L. 116-94), as carried forward by ...
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U.S. Department of Treasury Sanctions Raimbek Matraimov

Link to original U.S. Department of Treasury press release –  https://home.treasury.gov/news/press-releases/sm1206 December 9, 2020 – Washington D.C. – Global Magnitsky designations target corrupt actors and their networks on International Anticorruption Day Washington – Today, on International Anticorruption Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is targeting corrupt actors and their ...
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Ambassador Donald Lu’s Remarks at the 2020 Internews Stremlenie Awards

Dear colleagues, What has been the most important Kyrgyz news story of the past 18 months since our last awards ceremony?  Elections?  Coronavirus?  Revolution?  No. The single most important story of the past 18 months has been the investigative journalism about the criminal empire of Raim Million.  But why was it so important? Organized crime ...
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Readout of U.S. Ambassador Donald Lu’s Meeting with Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic Ruslan Kazakbaev

At a virtual meeting today, Ambassador Lu met with Foreign Minister Kazakbaev and discussed political and economic cooperation.  Ambassador Lu noted progress in negotiations towards a Bilateral Cooperation Agreement, and both sides expressed hope of resolving the remaining issues quickly.  He also offered the assistance of U.S. law enforcement agencies in investigating and prosecuting major organized crime figures, and U.S. support in the ...
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