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US imposes sanctions on Cuba s interior Minister for involvement in gross human rights violations

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo has announced that the country is imposing sanctions on Cuban Interior Minister Julio Ceaser Gandarilla Bermejo for involvement in gross human rights violations in Venezuela. The Department is publicly designating Julio Cesar Gandarilla Bermejo, Minister of Cuba s Ministry of the Interior (MININT), under Section 7031(c) of the FY 2019 Department of State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, as carried forward by the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2020, due to his involvement, by command responsibility, in gross violations of human rights in Venezuela, he said in a statement. Section 7031(c) provides that, in cases where the Secretary of State has credible information that foreign government officials have been involved in significant corruption or a gross violation of human rights (GVHR), those individuals and their immediate family members are ineligible for entry into the United States. The law also requires the ...


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