OFAC has removed 6 people from its list of Specially Designated Nationals, who have all of their assets within US jurisdiction frozen and are subject to a prohibition on US persons doing business with them. 3 of the people were listed under OFAC’s Burma/Myanmar designations and 3 under its Balkans designations.
The people whose entries have been deleted are:
- Soe Win
- Maung Bo
- Thidar Zaw (aka. Daw Thidar Zaw; Thida Zaw)
Soe Win was the Prime Minister of Burma/Myanmar from 2004 until his death in 2007. Thidar Zaw is the wife of another listed individual, Tay Za, a Burmese business tycoon and close associate of former head of state Than Shwe.
- Rahim Ademi
- Esad Landzo
- Pasko Ljubicic
Rahim Ademi was indicted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in 2001 but was acquitted in 2008 by the Croatian court to which he was referred by the ICTY and his acquittal was upheld by Croatia’s supreme court in 2010. Esad Landzo was sentenced to 15 years in prison in 1998 by the ICTY for breaches of the Geneva Conventions and other violations of the laws or customs of war during his time as a prison camp guard. Pasko Ljucbicic was found guilty of war crimes during his time serving in Croatia’s military police by the ICTY in 2008 and sentenced to 10 years in prison.
OFAC’s notice is here.