New US terrorism designations

The US State Department has added 6 people to OFAC’s SDN List, designating them as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs).


Abdullah al-Meshedani, Basil Hassan, and Abdelilah Himich have been designated for supporting ISIL.  All 3 are said to be involved in ISIL’s external operations or the recruitment and management of foreign terrorist fighters, and Himich was allegedly involved in the planning of the Paris and Brussels attacks last year.

Shining Path

Victor Palomino, Jorge Palomino, and Tarcela Vilchez have been designated for their leadership roles in the designated Peruvian organisation Shining Path, which is said to be committed to violently overthrowing the Peruvian government.  Victor and Jorge Palmonio were designated as SDGTs in addition to their existing designations as Narcotics Trafficking Kingpins.

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC has a wide ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. As the most recent (2016) Chambers & Partners directory put it, she "owns the world of sanctions". She spent 2011-12 in New York at Columbia Law School lecturing and writing on sanctions. She represents and advises hundreds of companies and individuals before the European and English courts and has acted in most of the leading cases, including Kadi, Tay Za, Central Bank of Iran, NITC and IRISL.

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