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Section 7031(c)(1)(A) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Appropriations Act of 2021

(c) Anti-Kleptocracy and Human Rights.–

(1) Ineligibility.–

(A) Officials of foreign governments and their immediate family members about whom the Secretary of State has credible information have been involved, directly or indirectly, in significant corruption, including corruption related to the extraction of natural resources, or a gross violation of human rights, including the wrongful detention of locally employed staff of a United States diplomatic mission or a United States citizen or national, shall be ineligible for entry into the United States.

(B) The Secretary shall also publicly or privately designate or identify the officials of foreign governments and their immediate family members about whom the Secretary has such credible information without regard to whether the individual has applied for a visa.

(2) Exception.–Individuals shall not be ineligible for entry into the United States pursuant to paragraph (1) if such entry would further important United States law enforcement objectives or is necessary to permit the United States to fulfill its obligations under the United Nations Headquarters Agreement: Provided, That nothing in paragraph (1) shall be construed to derogate from United States Government obligations under applicable international agreements.

(3) Waiver.–The Secretary may waive the application of paragraph (1) if the Secretary determines that the waiver would serve a compelling national interest or that the circumstances which caused the individual to be ineligible have changed sufficiently.

(4) Report.–Not later than 30 days after enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter until September 30, 2021, the Secretary of State shall submit a report, including a classified annex if necessary, to the appropriate congressional committees and the Committees on the Judiciary describing the information related to corruption or violation of human rights concerning each of the individuals found ineligible in the previous 12 months pursuant to paragraph (1)(A) as well as the individuals who the Secretary designated or identified pursuant to paragraph (1)(B), or who would be ineligible but for the application of paragraph (2), a list of any waivers provided under paragraph (3), and the justification for each waiver.

(5) Posting of report.–Any unclassified portion of the report required under paragraph (4) shall be posted on the Department of State website.

(6) Clarification.–For purposes of paragraphs (1), (4), and (5), the records of the Department of State and of diplomatic and consular offices of the United States pertaining to the issuance or refusal of visas or permits to enter the United States shall not be considered confidential.

Public Listings
October 2020 – December 2020 January 2021 – March 2021 April 2021-June 2021

 

Public Listing, October 2020 - December 2020

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in Significant Corruption (Generally Listed in Chronological Order)

  1. Raimbek Matraimov (Kyrgyz Republic) (1)(B) Public Designation.
  2. Uulkan Turgunova (Kyrgyz Republic) (1)(B) Public Designation. Uulkan Turgunova is the spouse of Raimbek Matraimov.
  3. Jose Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo (Nicaragua) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  4. Maria Fernanda Flores de Aleman (Nicaragua) (1)(B) Public Designation. Maria Fernanda Flores de Aleman is the spouse of Jose Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo.
  5. Maria Dolores Aleman Cardenal (Nicaragua) (1)(B) Public Designation. Maria Dolores Aleman Cardenal is the daughter of Jose Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo.
  6. Maria Alejandra Aleman Cardenal (Nicaragua) (1)(B) Public Designation. Maria Alejandra Aleman Cardenal is the daughter of Jose Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo.
  7. Carlos Miguel Aleman Cardenal (Nicaragua) (1)(B) Public Designation. Carlos Miguel Aleman Cardenal is the son of Jose Arnoldo Aleman Lacayo.
  8. Felipe Alejos Lorenzana (Guatemala) (1)(B) Public Designation.
  9. Maria Ximena Morales de Alejos (Guatemala) (1)(B) Public Designation. Maria Ximena Morales de Alejos is the spouse of Felipe Alejos Lorenzana.
  10. Maikel Jose Moreno Perez (Venezuela) – (1)(B) Public Designation.*

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a Gross Violation of Human Rights (Generally Listed in Chronological Order)

  1. Zhaohui Yun (China) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Zhaohui Yun is the wife of Zhu Hailun, who was designated publicly under Section 7031(c)(1)(B).*
  2. Hongyun Hu (China) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Hongyun Hu is the wife of Wang Mingshan, who was designated publicly under Section 7031(c)(1)(B).*
  3. Heidar Abbaszadeh (Iran) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  4. Reza Papi (Iran) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  5. Jose Antonio Almendariz Rivas (El Salvador) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  6. Liliana de las Mercedes Carias Espinoza (El Salvador) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Liliana de las Mercedes Carias Espinoza is the wife of Jose Antonio Almendariz Rivas.
  7. Carla Daniela Almendariz Carias (El Salvador) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Carla Daniela Almendariz Carias is the daughter of Jose Antonio Almendariz Rivas.
  8. Jose Guillermo Almendariz Carias (El Salvador) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Jose Guillermo Almendariz Carias is the son of Jose Antonio Almendariz Rivas.
  9. Devon Orlando Bernard (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  10. Myrna Phillips Bernard (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Myrna Phillips Bernard is the wife of Devon Orlando Bernard.
  11. Reneto DeCordiva Adams (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  12. Mildred May Adams (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Mildred May Adams is the wife of Reneto DeCordiva Adams.
  13. Patrick Anthony Coke (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  14. Cynthia Angella Cameron Coke (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Cynthia Angella Cameron Coke is the wife of Patrick Anthony Coke.
  15. Shayne St. Aubyn Lyons (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  16. Lea Shell Lawson Lyons (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Lea Shell Lawson Lyons is the wife of Shayne St. Aubyn Lyons
  17. Leford Gordon (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  18. Roderick Anthony Collier (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  19. Roseann Antoinette Collier (Jamaica) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Roseann Antoinette Collier is the daughter of Roderick Anthony Collier.
  20. Huang Yuanxiong (China) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  21. Lingjing Cai (China) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Lingjing Cai is the wife of Huang Yuanxiong.

Public Listing, January 2021 - March 2021

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in Significant Corruption (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):

  1. Gibran Bassil (Lebanon) – (1)(B) Public Designation.*
  2. Dobroslav Trnka (Slovakia) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  3. Jakub Trnka (Slovakia) – (1)(B) Public Designation.  Jakub Trnka is the son of Dobroslav Trnka.
  4. Ihor Kolomoyskyy (Ukraine) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  5. Iryna Kolomoyska (Ukraine) – (1)(B) Public Designation.  Iryna Kolomoyska is the spouse of Ihor Kolomoyskyy.
  6. Angelika Kolomoyska (Ukraine) – (1)(B) Public Designation.  Angelika Kolomoyska is the daughter of Ihor Kolomoyskyy.
  7. Israel Zvi Kolomoyskyy (Israel) – (1)(B) Public Designation.  Israel Zvi Kolomoyskyy is the son of Ihor Kolomoyskyy.

* Denotes an action publicly announced during the previous reporting period that was inadvertently omitted from the Department’s Unclassified Annex to the previous Quarterly Report to Congress.

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a Gross Violation of Human Rights (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):

  1. Ali Hemmatian (Iran) – (1)(B) Public Designation.
  2. Masoud Safdari (Iran) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

Public Listing, April 2021-June 2021

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in Significant Corruption (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):

1. Ulises Rolando Quintana Maldonado (Paraguay) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

2. Mirtha Beatriz Esperanza Fariña Velausteguiz (Paraguay) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Mirtha Beatriz Esperanza Fariña Velausteguiz is the wife of Ulises Rolando Quintana Maldonado.

3. Sali Berisha (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

4. Liri Berisha (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Liri Berisha is the wife of Sali Berisha.

5. Shkelzen Berisha (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Shkelzen Berisha is the son of Sali Berisha.

6. Argita Berisha Malltezi (Albania) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Argita Berisha Malltezi is the daughter of Sali Berisha.

7. Alexander Manolev (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

8. Nadya Manoleva (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Nadya Manoleva is the wife of Alexander Manolev.

9. Alexa Manoleva (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Alexa Manoleva is the daughter of Alexander Manolev.

10. Joanna Manoleva (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Joanna Manoleva is the daughter of Alexander Manolev.

11. Dimitar Manolev (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Dimitar Manolev is the son of Alexander Manolev.

12. Petar Haralampiev (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

13. Veselka Haralampieva (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Veselka Haralampieva is the wife of Petar Haralampiev.

14. Pavel Haralampiev (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Pavel Haralampiev is the son of Petar Haralampiev.

15. Krasimir Tomov (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

16. Delyan Slavchev Peevski (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

17. Dimitrov Zhelyazkov (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

18. Vania Ilkova Zhelyazkova (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Vania Ilkova Zhelyazkova is the daughter of Dimitrov Zhelyazkov.

19. Rosa Ilkova Zhelyazkova (Bulgaria) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Rosa Ilkova Zhelyazkova is the daughter of Dimitrov Zhelyazkov.

20. Bernhardt Esau (Namibia) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

21. Swamma Esau (Namibia) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Swamma Esau is the wife of Bernhardt Esau.

22. Philippus Esau (Namibia) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Philippus Esau is the son of Bernhardt Esau.

23. Sakeus Shanghala (Namibia) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

24. Boris Roberto España Caceres (Guatemala) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

25. Liliana Maria Umaña Lemus España (Guatemala) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Liliana Maria Umaña Lemus España is the wife of Boris Roberto España Caceres.

26. Karol Andrea España Umaña (Guatemala) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Karol Andrea España Umaña is the daughter of Boris Roberto España Caceres.

 

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a Gross Violation of Human Rights (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):

1. (U) Yu Hui (China) – (1)(B) Public Designation.

2. (U) Xie Xiaoli (China) – (1)(B) Public Designation. Xie Xiaoli is the wife of Yu Hui.

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