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Official Journal of the European Union, L 160 I, 25 June 2018


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REGULATIONS

 

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Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/898 of 25 June 2018 implementing Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Myanmar/Burma

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Council Implementing Regulation (EU) 2018/899 of 25 June 2018 implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela

5

 

 

DECISIONS

 

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Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/900 of 25 June 2018 amending Decision 2013/184/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Myanmar/Burma

9

 

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Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/901 of 25 June 2018 amending Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela

12

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The titles of all other Acts are printed in bold type and preceded by an asterisk.


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REGULATIONS

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COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/898

of 25 June 2018

implementing Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Myanmar/Burma

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 of 2 May 2013 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Myanmar/Burma and repealing Regulation (EC) No 194/2008 (1), and in particular Article 4i thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 2 May 2013, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) No 401/2013.

(2)

On 26 February 2018, the Council adopted conclusions condemning the ongoing widespread, systematic grave human rights abuses committed by the Myanmar/Burma military and security forces. The conclusions called for proposals for targeted restrictive measures against senior military officers of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw).

(3)

On 26 April 2018, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2018/647 (2) which provides a legal framework for targeted restrictive measures against certain natural persons from the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and the Border Guard Police responsible for serious human rights violations, for obstructing the provision of humanitarian assistance to civilians in need and for obstructing the conduct of independent investigations into alleged serious human rights violations or abuses.

(4)

In view of the situation in Myanmar/Burma and the responsibility for human rights violations committed by parts of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and the Border Guard Police, seven persons should be included in the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures in Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 401/2013.

(5)

Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Luxembourg, 25 June 2018.

For the Council

The President

F. MOGHERINI


(1)  OJ L 121, 3.5.2013, p. 1.

(2)  Council Regulation (EU) 2018/647 of 26 April 2018 amending Regulation (EU) No 401/2013 concerning restrictive measures in respect of Myanmar/Burma (OJ L 108, 27.4.2018, p. 1).


ANNEX

The following persons are added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies set out in Annex IV to Regulation (EU) No 401/2013:

 

‘Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Aung Kyaw Zaw

Date of birth: 20 August 1961

Passport No: DM000826

Date of issue: 22 November 2011

Date of expiry: 21 November 2021

National Identification Number: BC 17444

Lieutenant General Aung Kyaw Zaw was the Commander of the Bureau of Special Operations No. 3 of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) from August 2015 to the end of 2017. The Bureau of Special Operations No. 3 oversaw the Western Command and, in that context, Lieutenant General Aung Kyaw Zaw is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State by the Western Command during that period. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

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2.

Maung Maung Soe

Date of birth: March 1964

National Identification Number: Tatmadaw Kyee 19571

Major General Maung Maung Soe was the Commander of the Western Command of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) from October 2016 to 10 November 2017 and oversaw the military operations in Rakhine State. In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State by the Western Command during that period. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

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3.

Than Oo

Date of birth: 12 October 1973

National Identification Number: BC 25723

Brigadier General Than Oo is the Commander of the 99th Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State in the second half of 2017 by the 99th Light Infantry Division. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

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4.

Aung Aung

National Identification Number: BC 23750

Brigadier General Aung Aung is the Commander of the 33rd Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State in the second half of 2017 by the 33rd Light Infantry Division. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

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5.

Khin Maung Soe

 

Major General Khin Maung Soe is the Commander of the 15th Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw), under which Infantry Battalion No. 564. In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State in the second half of 2017 by the 15th Light Infantry Division, in particular by Infantry Battalion No. 564. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

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6.

Thura San Lwin

Date of birth: 1957

Brigadier General Thura San Lwin was the Commander of the Border Guard Police from October 2016 until early October 2017. In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State by the Border Guard Police during that period. These include unlawful killings and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

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7.

Thant Zin Oo

 

Thant Zin Oo is the Commander of the 8th Security Police Battalion. In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State in the second half of 2017 by the 8th Security Police Battalion. The serious human rights violations include unlawful killings and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings. Those violations were conducted in conjunction with and in direct support of the 33rd Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) led by Brigadier General Aung Aung. Thant Zin Oo is therefore associated with listed person, Brigadier General Aung Aung.

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COUNCIL IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2018/899

of 25 June 2018

implementing Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,

Having regard to Council Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 of 13 November 2017 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela (1), and in particular Article 17(1) thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 13 November 2017, the Council adopted Regulation (EU) 2017/2063.

(2)

On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on Venezuela stating that the elections held in Venezuela on 20 May 2018 were neither free nor fair and that the election and its outcome lacked any credibility as the electoral process did not ensure the necessary guarantees for inclusive and democratic elections.

(3)

The conclusions called for the holding of fresh presidential elections in accordance with internationally recognised democratic standards and the Venezuelan constitutional order, and, in that context, for additional targeted and reversible restrictive measures that do not harm the Venezuelan population.

(4)

In view of the situation in Venezuela, 11 persons should be included in the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures in Annex IV to Regulation (EU) 2017/2063.

(5)

Annex IV to Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS REGULATION:

Article 1

Annex IV to Regulation (EU) 2017/2063 is amended as set out in the Annex to this Regulation.

Article 2

This Regulation shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

This Regulation shall be binding in its entirety and directly applicable in all Member States.

Done at Luxembourg, 25 June 2018.

For the Council

The President

F. MOGHERINI


(1)  OJ L 295, 14.11.2017, p. 21.


ANNEX

The following persons are added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies set out in Annex IV to Regulation (EU) 2017/2063:

 

‘Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

8.

Tareck Zaidan El-Aissami Maddah

Vice President of Economy and Minister for National Industry and Production

Date of birth: 12 November 1974

Vice President of Economy and Minister for National Industry and Production. As the former Vice President of Venezuela with oversight of the direction of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) Maddah is responsible for the serious human rights violations carried out by the organisation, including arbitrary detention, politically motivated investigations, inhumane and degrading treatment, and torture. He is also responsible for supporting and implementing policies and activities which undermine democracy and the rule of law, including the prohibition of public demonstrations, and heading President Maduro's ‘anti-coup command’ which has targeted civil society and the democratic opposition.

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9.

Sergio José Rivero Marcano

Inspector General of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces

Date of birth: 8 November 1964

General Commander of the Bolivarian National Guard until 16 January 2018. Involved in the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Venezuela, and responsible for serious human rights violations committed by the Bolivarian National Guard under his command, including the excessive use of force, and the arbitrary detention and abuse of civil society and opposition members. His actions and policies as General Commander of the Bolivarian National Guard, including the Bolivarian National Guard assaulting members of the democratically elected National Assembly and intimidating journalists reporting on the fraudulent elections for the illegitimate Constituent Assembly, have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela.

25.6.2018

10.

Jesús Rafael Suárez Chourio

General Commander of the Bolivarian Army

Date of birth: 19 July 1962

General Commander of the Venezuelan Bolivarian National Army and former Commander of Venezuela's Comprehensive Defence Region of the Central Zone (REDI Central). Responsible for human rights violations by forces under his command, including the use of excessive force and the mistreatment of detainees. Has targeted the democratic opposition and supported the use of military courts to try civilian protestors.

25.6.2018

11.

Iván Hernández Dala

Head of Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence

Date of birth: 18 May 1966

Head of the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (DGCIM) since January 2014 and Head of the Presidential Guard since September 2015. As Head of the DGCIM, Iván Hernández Dala is responsible for serious human rights violations and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition committed by members of the DGCIM under his command, including excessive use of force and the ill-treatment of detainees.

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12.

Delcy Eloina Rodríguez Gómez

Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Date of birth: 18 May 1969

Vice President of Venezuela, former President of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly and former member of the Presidential Commission for the illegitimate National Constituent Assembly. Her actions on the Presidential Commission and then as President of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including usurping the powers of the National Assembly and using them to target the opposition and prevent them taking part in the political process.

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13.

Elías José Jaua Milano

Minister of Popular Power for Education

Date of birth: 16 December 1969

Minister of Popular Power for Education. Former President of the Presidential Commission for the illegitimate National Constituent Assembly. Responsible for undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela through his role in leading the establishment of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly.

25.6.2018

14.

Sandra Oblitas Ruzza

Vice President of National Electoral Council

Date of birth: 7 June 1969

Vice President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and President of the Commission of the Electoral and Civilian Register. Responsible for the CNE's activities which have undermined democracy in Venezuela, including facilitating the establishment of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly and manipulation of the electoral process.

25.6.2018

15.

Freddy Alirio Bernal Rosales

Date of birth: 16 June 1962

Head of the National Control Centre of the Committee for Local Supply and Production (CLAP) and Commissioner General of SEBIN. Responsible for undermining democracy through manipulation of CLAP programme distributions amongst voters. Additionally, as Commissioner General of SEBIN, he is responsible for SEBIN's activities which include serious human rights violations such as arbitrary detention.

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16.

Katherine Nayarith Harrington Padrón

Deputy Prosecutor General (also translated as Deputy Attorney General)

Date of birth: 5 December 1971

Deputy Prosecutor General (also translated as Deputy Attorney General) since July 2017. Appointed Deputy Prosecutor General by the Supreme Court in violation of the Constitution, rather than by the National Assembly. Responsible for undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including by initiating politically-motivated prosecutions and failing to investigate allegations of human rights violations by the Maduro regime.

25.6.2018

17.

Socorro Elizabeth Hernández Hernández

Date of birth: 11 March 1952

Member (Rector) of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and member of the National Electoral Board (JNE). Responsible for the CNE's activities which have undermined democracy in Venezuela, including facilitating the establishment of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly and manipulation of the electoral process in relation to a cancelled presidential recall election in 2016, postponement of gubernatorial elections in 2016, and the relocation of polling stations at short notice before gubernatorial elections in 2017.

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18.

Xavier Antonio Moreno Reyes

Secretary-General of the National Electoral Council

Secretary-General of the National Electoral Council (CNE). Responsible for approving CNE decisions which have undermined democracy in Venezuela, including facilitating the establishment of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly and manipulation of the electoral process.

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DECISIONS

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COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2018/900

of 25 June 2018

amending Decision 2013/184/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Myanmar/Burma

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty on European Union, and in particular Article 29 thereof,

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 22 April 2013, the Council adopted Decision 2013/184/CFSP (1) concerning restrictive measures against Myanmar/Burma.

(2)

On 26 February 2018, the Council adopted conclusions condemning the ongoing widespread, systematic grave human rights abuses committed by the Myanmar/Burma military and security forces. The conclusions called for proposals for targeted restrictive measures against senior military officers of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw).

(3)

On 26 April 2018, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2018/655 (2) which provides for a legal framework for targeted restrictive measures against certain natural persons from the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and the Border Guard Police responsible for serious human rights violations, for obstructing the provision of humanitarian assistance to civilians in need and for obstructing the conduct of independent investigations into alleged serious human rights violations or abuses.

(4)

In view of the situation in Myanmar/Burma and the responsibility for human rights violations committed by parts of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) and the Border Guard Police, seven persons should be included in the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures in the Annex to Decision 2013/184/CFSP.

(5)

The Annex to Decision 2013/184/CFSP should be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

The Annex to Decision 2013/184/CFSP is amended as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Luxembourg, 25 June 2018.

For the Council

The President

F. MOGHERINI


(1)  Council Decision 2013/184/CFSP of 22 April 2013 concerning restrictive measures against Myanmar/Burma and repealing Decision 2010/232/CFSP (OJ L 111, 23.4.2013, p. 75).

(2)  Council Decision (CFSP) 2018/655 of 26 April 2018 amending Decision 2013/184/CFSP concerning restrictive measures against Myanmar/Burma (OJ L 108, 27.4.2018, p. 29).


ANNEX

The following persons are added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies set out in the Annex to Decision 2013/184/CFSP:

 

‘Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

1.

Aung Kyaw Zaw

Date of birth: 20 August 1961

Passport No: DM000826

Date of issue: 22 November 2011

Date of expiry: 21 November 2021

National Identification Number: BC 17444

Lieutenant General Aung Kyaw Zaw was the Commander of the Bureau of Special Operations No. 3 of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) from August 2015 to the end of 2017. The Bureau of Special Operations No. 3 oversaw the Western Command and, in that context, Lieutenant General Aung Kyaw Zaw is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State by the Western Command during that period. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

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2.

Maung Maung Soe

Date of birth: March 1964

National Identification Number: Tatmadaw Kyee 19571

Major General Maung Maung Soe was the Commander of the Western Command of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) from October 2016 to 10 November 2017 and oversaw the military operations in Rakhine State. In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State by the Western Command during that period. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

25.6.2018

3.

Than Oo

Date of birth: 12 October 1973

National Identification Number: BC 25723

Brigadier General Than Oo is the Commander of the 99th Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State in the second half of 2017 by the 99th Light Infantry Division. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

25.6.2018

4.

Aung Aung

National Identification Number: BC 23750

Brigadier General Aung Aung is the Commander of the 33rd Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw). In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State in the second half of 2017 by the 33rd Light Infantry Division. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

25.6.2018

5.

Khin Maung Soe

 

Major General Khin Maung Soe is the Commander of the 15th Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw), under which Infantry Battalion No. 564. In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State in the second half of 2017 by the 15th Light Infantry Division, in particular by Infantry Battalion No. 564. These include unlawful killings, sexual violence and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

25.6.2018

6.

Thura San Lwin

Date of birth: 1957

Brigadier General Thura San Lwin was the Commander of the Border Guard Police from October 2016 until early October 2017. In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State by the Border Guard Police during that period. These include unlawful killings and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings.

25.6.2018

7.

Thant Zin Oo

 

Thant Zin Oo is the Commander of the 8th Security Police Battalion. In that context, he is responsible for the atrocities and serious human rights violations committed against Rohingya population in Rakhine State in the second half of 2017 by the 8th Security Police Battalion. The serious human rights violations include unlawful killings and systematic burning of Rohingya houses and buildings. Those violations were conducted in conjunction with and in direct support of the 33rd Light Infantry Division of the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) led by Brigadier General Aung Aung. Thant Zin Oo is therefore associated with listed person, Brigadier General Aung Aung.

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COUNCIL DECISION (CFSP) 2018/901

of 25 June 2018

amending Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela

THE COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,

Having regard to the Treaty n European Union, and in particular Article 29 thereof,

Having regard to Council Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 of 13 November 2017 concerning restrictive measures in view of the situation in Venezuela (1),

Having regard to the proposal from the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy,

Whereas:

(1)

On 13 November 2017, the Council adopted Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074.

(2)

On 28 May 2018, the Council adopted conclusions on Venezuela stating that the elections held in Venezuela on 20 May 2018 were neither free nor fair and that the election and its outcome lacked any credibility as the electoral process did not ensure the necessary guarantees for inclusive and democratic elections.

(3)

The conclusions called for the holding of fresh presidential elections in accordance with internationally recognised democratic standards and the Venezuelan constitutional order, and, in that context, for additional targeted and reversible restrictive measures that do not harm the Venezuelan population.

(4)

In view of the situation in Venezuela, 11 persons should be included in the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies subject to restrictive measures in Annex I to Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074.

(5)

Annex I to Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 should therefore be amended accordingly,

HAS ADOPTED THIS DECISION:

Article 1

Annex I to Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074 is amended as set out in the Annex to this Decision.

Article 2

This Decision shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.

Done at Luxembourg, 25 June 2018.

For the Council

The President

F. MOGHERINI


(1)  OJ L 295, 14.11.2017, p. 60.


ANNEX

The following persons are added to the list of natural and legal persons, entities and bodies set out in Annex I to Decision (CFSP) 2017/2074:

 

‘Name

Identifying information

Reasons

Date of listing

8.

Tareck Zaidan El-Aissami Maddah

Vice President of Economy and Minister for National Industry and Production

Date of birth: 12 November 1974

Vice President of Economy and Minister for National Industry and Production. As the former Vice President of Venezuela with oversight of the direction of the Bolivarian National Intelligence Service (SEBIN) Maddah is responsible for the serious human rights violations carried out by the organisation, including arbitrary detention, politically motivated investigations, inhumane and degrading treatment, and torture. He is also responsible for supporting and implementing policies and activities which undermine democracy and the rule of law, including the prohibition of public demonstrations, and heading President Maduro's “anti-coup command” which has targeted civil society and the democratic opposition.

25.6.2018

9.

Sergio José Rivero Marcano

Inspector General of the Bolivarian National Armed Forces

Date of birth: 8 November 1964

General Commander of the Bolivarian National Guard until 16 January 2018. Involved in the repression of civil society and democratic opposition in Venezuela, and responsible for serious human rights violations committed by the Bolivarian National Guard under his command, including the excessive use of force, and the arbitrary detention and abuse of civil society and opposition members. His actions and policies as General Commander of the Bolivarian National Guard, including the Bolivarian National Guard assaulting members of the democratically elected National Assembly and intimidating journalists reporting on the fraudulent elections for the illegitimate Constituent Assembly, have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela.

25.6.2018

10.

Jesús Rafael Suárez Chourio

General Commander of the Bolivarian Army

Date of birth: 19 July 1962

General Commander of the Venezuelan Bolivarian National Army and former Commander of Venezuela's Comprehensive Defence Region of the Central Zone (REDI Central). Responsible for human rights violations by forces under his command, including the use of excessive force and the mistreatment of detainees. Has targeted the democratic opposition and supported the use of military courts to try civilian protestors.

25.6.2018

11.

Iván Hernández Dala

Head of Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence

Date of birth: 18 May 1966

Head of the Directorate-General of Military Counter-Intelligence (DGCIM) since January 2014 and Head of the Presidential Guard since September 2015. As Head of the DGCIM, Iván Hernández Dala is responsible for serious human rights violations and the repression of civil society and democratic opposition committed by members of the DGCIM under his command, including excessive use of force and the ill-treatment of detainees.

25.6.2018

12.

Delcy Eloina Rodríguez Gómez

Vice President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela

Date of birth: 18 May 1969

Vice President of Venezuela, former President of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly and former member of the Presidential Commission for the illegitimate National Constituent Assembly. Her actions on the Presidential Commission and then as President of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly have undermined democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including usurping the powers of the National Assembly and using them to target the opposition and prevent them taking part in the political process.

25.6.2018

13.

Elías José Jaua Milano

Minister of Popular Power for Education

Date of birth: 16 December 1969

Minister of Popular Power for Education. Former President of the Presidential Commission for the illegitimate National Constituent Assembly. Responsible for undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela through his role in leading the establishment of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly.

25.6.2018

14.

Sandra Oblitas Ruzza

Vice President of National Electoral Council

Date of birth: 7 June 1969

Vice President of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and President of the Commission of the Electoral and Civilian Register. Responsible for the CNE's activities which have undermined democracy in Venezuela, including facilitating the establishment of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly and manipulation of the electoral process.

25.6.2018

15.

Freddy Alirio Bernal Rosales

Date of birth: 16 June 1962

Head of the National Control Centre of the Committee for Local Supply and Production (CLAP) and Commissioner General of SEBIN. Responsible for undermining democracy through manipulation of CLAP programme distributions amongst voters. Additionally, as Commissioner General of SEBIN, he is responsible for SEBIN's activities which include serious human rights violations such as arbitrary detention.

25.6.2018

16.

Katherine Nayarith Harrington Padrón

Deputy Prosecutor General (also translated as Deputy Attorney General)

Date of birth: 5 December 1971

Deputy Prosecutor General (also translated as Deputy Attorney General) since July 2017. Appointed Deputy Prosecutor General by the Supreme Court in violation of the Constitution, rather than by the National Assembly. Responsible for undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela, including by initiating politically-motivated prosecutions and failing to investigate allegations of human rights violations by the Maduro regime.

25.6.2018

17.

Socorro Elizabeth Hernández Hernández

Date of birth: 11 March 1952

Member (Rector) of the National Electoral Council (CNE) and member of the National Electoral Board (JNE). Responsible for the CNE's activities which have undermined democracy in Venezuela, including facilitating the establishment of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly and manipulation of the electoral process in relation to a cancelled presidential recall election in 2016, postponement of gubernatorial elections in 2016, and the relocation of polling stations at short notice before gubernatorial elections in 2017.

25.6.2018

18.

Xavier Antonio Moreno Reyes

Secretary-General of the National Electoral Council

Secretary-General of the National Electoral Council (CNE). Responsible for approving CNE decisions which have undermined democracy in Venezuela, including facilitating the establishment of the illegitimate Constituent Assembly and manipulation of the electoral process.

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