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Financial Sanctions: Global Human Rights Regime

Tuesday, 15 December 2020

This news release is issued to publicise a correction made to one entry listed in the Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. The following individual remains subject to an asset freeze.



CEBALLOS ICHASO, Remigio [Ceballos] 

DOB: 01/05/1963. 

POB: Venezuela 

Nationality: Venezuelan 

National Identification no: V-6.557.495 

Address: Venezuela. 

Position: Head of the Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) 

Other Information: UK Sanctions List Ref: GHR0070. Gender: male. Remigio Ceballos Ichaso was appointed as Head of the Strategic Command Operations of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (CEOFANB) in June 2017. There is reliable evidence that the GNB has committed serious human rights violations during Ceballos’s period in command of CEOFANB including extrajudicial killings and incidences of people subjected to cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment and torture. In addition to human rights violations carried out by the GNB under the overall strategic command of CEOFANB, the CEOFANB was involved in directing multiple cases of extrajudicial executions, which amount to serious violations of the right to life. Ceballos bears command responsibility for the serious human rights violations carried out by CEOFANB under his command. UK listing (Sanctions Act). Subject to an asset freeze and travel ban. 

Listed on: 10/12/2020 Last Updated: [10/12/2020] 14/12/2020 Group ID: 1400

Financial institutions and other persons are requested to check whether they maintain any accounts or otherwise hold funds or economic resources for, or provide financial services to, the designated individual.  If so, they must freeze such accounts or other funds and, unless licensed by the Treasury, refrain from dealing with said funds or economic resources, and suspend the provision of any financial services.  They must also report their findings to the FIU. Where a relevant institution has already reported details of accounts, other funds or economic resources held frozen for the designated individual they are not required to report these details again.

Failure to comply with financial sanctions legislation or to seek to circumvent its provisions is a criminal offence.

Further details of the sanctions regime related to Global Human Rights and links to the UK’s Consolidated List of individuals and entities subject to these and other financial sanctions may be found on the Customs and Excise pages of the Isle of Man Government website

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