Corrupt individuals and their enablers are not welcome in the UK

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New UK sanctions against individuals involved in corruption around the world​


Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has today announced further sanctions on individuals under the UK’s Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime.

This second set of Global Anti-Corruption sanctions targets corrupt individuals who have lined their own pockets through misappropriation, with their greed causing untold damage to the countries and communities they exploit.

The UK will impose asset freezes and travel bans against these individuals to ensure they will no longer be able to channel their money through UK banks or enter the country.

The new sanctions announced today target five individuals involved in serious corruption in Equatorial Guinea, Zimbabwe, Venezuela and Iraq. The individuals designated today are:

  • Teodoro Obiang Mangue, Vice President of Equatorial Guinea, and son of the current President, for his involvement in the misappropriation of state funds into his own personal bank accounts, corrupt contracting arrangements and soliciting bribes, to fund a lavish lifestyle inconsistent with his official salary as a government minister. This included the purchase of a $100m mansion in Paris and a $38 million private jet
  • Kudakwashe Regimond Tagwirei for profiting from misappropriation of property when his company, Sakunda Holdings, redeemed Government of Zimbabwe Treasury Bills at up to ten times their official value. His actions accelerated the devaluation of Zimbabwe’s currency, increasing the price of essentials, such as food, for Zimbabwean citizens
  • Alex Nain Saab Morán and Alvaro Enrique Pulido Vargas for exploiting two of Venezuela’s public programmes which were set up to supply poor Venezuelans with affordable foodstuffs and housing. They benefitted from improperly awarded contracts, where promised goods were delivered at highly inflated prices. Their actions caused further suffering to already poverty stricken Venezuelans, for their own private enrichment
  • Nawfal Hammadi Al-Sultan has been involved in serious corruption in his role as Governor of Nineveh province, Iraq, where he misappropriated public funds intended for reconstruction efforts and to provide support for civilians, and improperly awarded contracts and other state property. Al-Sultan is currently serving a combined five-year prison sentence in Iraq for corruption offences, including wasting five billion Iraqi dinars (approximately £2.5 million) through fictitious public works
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said:

These measures follow the first tranche of UK sanctions under the Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime in April, which targeted 22 individuals involved in serious corruption cases in Russia, South Africa, South Sudan and Latin America.

Over 2% of global GDP is lost to corruption every single year. Today’s action demonstrates the UK’s ongoing commitment to the fight against corruption.

Since the Foreign Secretary launched the Global Anti-Corruption sanctions regime in April, in total the UK has now sanctioned 27 individuals around the world involved in serious corruption.

 
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taban

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
We want to see out come and implementation
Not false propaganda
Let’s hope wait & see
Lets see the outcome for our most popular and terminally ill family of Pakistan which absconded to UK along with corruption money.
یہ گنجا اینڈ کمپنی کے لئے نہیں ہے زیادہ خوش ہونے کی ضرورت نہیں
 

SharpAsKnife

Minister (2k+ posts)
I live in UK. They provide safe heavens to very corrupt individuals who bring billions to Uk for example people like Nawaz Sharif, Vijay Malia. They have given safe heavens to russian corrupt billionaires as well. Despite how much british newspapers have written against them, these corrupts fuel Uk's economy with black money
 

Londoner/Lahori

Minister (2k+ posts)
This is Lahori style “Rung Bazi”,
Because UN is pointing fingers at UK as a culprit in receipt of black money channeling into UK.
Attention diverter, nothing else.
 

MADdoo

Senator (1k+ posts)
sab bkwas, UK will be bank corrupt if they will do this. half of UK economy survive on black money, they will have to go to EU again if they will seriously implement this. UK is heaven for Corrupt elite of world.
 

wadaich

Prime Minister (20k+ posts)
..........................except for those who are Satanists' pets .......... CIA/MI6/MOSAD/RAW's lapdogs ............... grown and protected to harm Pakistan and Muslim world.
 

Galaxy

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
All Bullshitt. These countries like UK,Canada,Australia, New Zealand survive on black money. Their mother UK makes sure the old Colonies keep on feeding them.
 

Galaxy

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Canada had billions of chinese black money coming in the nineties and still keep on coming.I personally know some army men who brought suitcase of cash and the police was already notified by the Embassy in Islamabad to pick him up and take to the bank ,to deposit the money.
 

crankthskunk

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
I live in UK. They provide safe heavens to very corrupt individuals who bring billions to Uk for example people like Nawaz Sharif, Vijay Malia. They have given safe heavens to russian corrupt billionaires as well. Despite how much british newspapers have written against them, these corrupts fuel Uk's economy with black money

People have no clue, how much property investments are done in the UK by these corrupt thugs from different countries. Recently, reports are out, including one from Amnesty International which suggests that British operates a sophistic process to whiten this money , so it could be invested in the UK.
Mostly in property sector, but not limited to it.

One estimate is that if this money dried down, property prices, especially in central London would be fraction of what they are at the moment.
 
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