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
2023
January 2023 – March 2023
April 2023 – June 2023
July 2023 – September 2023
October 2023 – December 2023

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

  1. Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal (Panama) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  2. Marta Linares De Martinelli (Panama) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Marta Linares De Martinelli is the spouse of Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal.
  3. Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares (Panama) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares is the adult son of Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal.
  4. Carolina Martinelli Linares (Panama) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Carolina Martinelli Linares is the adult daughter of Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal.
  5. Ricardo Martinelli Linares (Panama) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Ricardo Martinelli Linares is the adult son of Ricardo Alberto Martinelli Berrocal.
  6. Vjerica Radeta (Serbia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  7. Petar Jojić (Serbia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  8. Gojko Jojić (Serbia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Gojko Jojić is the adult son of Petar Jojić.
  9. Rumen Stoyanov Ovcharov (Bulgaria) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  10. Ivanka Raykova Ovtcharova (Bulgaria) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Ivanka Raykova Ovtcharova is the spouse of Rumen Stoyanov Ovcharov.
  11. Aleksandar Hristov Nikolov (Bulgaria) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  12. Krasimira Dimitrova Nikolova (Bulgaria) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Krasimira Dimitrova Nikolova is the spouse of Aleksandar Hristov Nikolov.
  13. Vladislav Ivanov Goranov (Bulgaria) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  14. Rumyana Angelova Goranova (Bulgaria) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Rumyana Angelova Goranova is the spouse of Vladislav Ivanov Goranov.

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c)(1) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a GVHR (Generally Listed in Chronological Order), Containing Classified Details:

  1. Artyom Igorevich Gorodilov (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  2. Aleksey Sergeyevich Bulgakov (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  3. Aleksandr Aleksandrovich Vasilyev (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  4. Elena Anatolievna Lenskaya (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  5. Andrei Andreevich Zadachin (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  6. Amjad Yousef (Syria) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  7. Anan Wasouf (Syria) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Anan Wasouf is the spouse of Amjad Yousef.

 

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

  1. Edgar Alberto Melgarejo Ginard (Paraguay) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  2. Michelle Halley Blanco (Paraguay) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Michelle Halley Blanco is the spouse of Edgar Alberto Melgarejo Ginard.
  3. Paola Michelle Paez Halley (Paraguay) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Paola Michelle Paez Halley is the adult stepdaughter of Edgar Alberto Melgarejo Ginard.
  4. Jorge Luis Bogarin Alfonso (Paraguay) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  5. Karen Leticia Gonzalez Orrega (Paraguay) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Karen Leticia Gonzalez Orrega is the spouse of Jorge Luis Bogarin Alfonso.
  6. Vincente Andres Ferreria Rodriguez (Paraguay) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  7. Valerian Tsertsvadze (Georgia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  8. Mikheil Chinchaladze (Georgia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  9. Levan Murusidze (Georgia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  10. Irakli Shengelia (Georgia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  11. Gary Bodeau (Haiti) – (1) (C) Public Designation.
  12. Laurent Salvador Lamothe (Haiti) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  13. Ramiz Merko (North Macedonia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  14. Shpresa Merko (North Macedonia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Shpresa Merko is the spouse of Ramiz Merko.
  15. Genc Merko (North Macedonia) ) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Genc Merko is the adult son of Ramiz Merko.
  16. Nazmije Merko Zabzun (North Macedonia) ) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Nazmije Merko Zabzun is the adult daughter of Ramiz Merko.
  17. Drenushe Merko (North Macedonia) ) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Drenushe Merko is the adult daughter of Ramiz Merko.

(U) Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c)(1) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a GVHR (Generally Listed in Chronological Order), Containing Classified Details:

  1. Wasantha Karannagoda (Sri Lanka) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  2. Srimathi Ashoka Karannagoda (Sri Lanka) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Srimathi Ashoka Karannagoda is Wasantha Karannagoda’s spouse.
  3. Publio Hernán Mejía Gutiérrez (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  4. Juan Carlos Figueroa Suárez (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  5. Adriana Paulina Prada Mosquera (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Adriana Paulina Prada Mosquera is the spouse of Juan Carlos Figueroa Suárez.
  6. Maria Fernanda Guzman Prada (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Maria Fernanda Guzman Prada is the adult stepdaughter of Juan Carlos Figueroa Suarez.
  7. Ivan Ramírez Quintero (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  8. Hermencia Fajardo de Ramírez (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Hermencia Fajardo de Ramírez is the spouse of Ivan Ramírez Quintero.
  9. Claudia Ramírez Fajardo (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Claudia Ramírez Fajardo is the adult daughter of Ivan Ramírez Quintero.
  10. Marcela Ramírez Fajardo (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Marcela Ramírez Fajardo is the adult daughter of Ivan Ramírez Quintero.
  11. Moustaph Sangare (Mali) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  12. Lassine Togola (Mali) – (1)(C) Public Designation.

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

  1. Juan Carlos Varela Rodriquez (Panama) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  2. Cosma Wilgungula Balongelwa (Democratic Republic of the Congo) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  3. Esther Mwanga Wilungula (Democratic Republic of the Congo) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Esther Mwanga Wilungula is the spouse of Cosma Wilgungula Balongelwa.
  4. Leonard Muamba Kanda (Democratic Republic of the Congo) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  5. Rose Nsele Ngokali (Democratic Republic of the Congo) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Rose Nsele Ngokali is the spouse of Leonard Muamba Kanda.
  6. Augustin Ngumbi Amuri (Democratic Republic of the Congo) – (1)(C) Public Designation.

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c)(1) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a Gross Violation of Human Rights (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):

  1. Alexey Alexandrovich Alexandrov (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  2. Konstantin Kudryavtsev (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  3. Ivan Vladimirovich Osipov (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  4. Vladimir Alexandrovich Panyaev (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  5. Abdul Rahman Juma (Sudan) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  6. Ali Chaharmahali (Iran) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  7. Dariush Bakhshi (Iran) – (1)(C) Public Designation.

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

  1. Maria Ximena Morales Prentice (Guatemala) – Delisted. Maria Ximena Morales Prentice is the former spouse of Felipe Alejos Lorenzana.
  2. Gendri Rocael Reyes Mazariegos (Guatemala) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  3. Melanny Elizabeth Reyes Argueta (Guatemala) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Melanny Elizabeth Reyes Argueta is the adult child of Gendri Rocael Reyes Mazariegos.
  4. Alberto Pimentel Mata (Guatemala) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  5. Ana Isabel Carrillo Fabian De Pimentel (Guatemala) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Ana Isabel Carrillo Fabian De Pimentel is the spouse of Alberto Pimentel Mata.
  6. Oscar Rafael Perez Ramirez (Guatemala) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  7. Elbia Carolina Cruz Muralles (Guatemala) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Elbia Carolina Cruz Muralles is the spouse of Oscar Rafael Perez Ramirez.
  8. Nexhat Krasniqi (Kosovo) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  9. Aulona Krasniqi (Kosovo) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Aulona Krasniqi is the adult child of Nexhat Krasniqi.
  10. Olti Krasniqi (Kosovo) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Olti Krasniqi is the adult child of Nexhat Krasniqi.
  11. Kocho Angjushev (North Macedonia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  12. Elizabeta Angjusheva (North Macedonia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Elizabeta Angusheva is the spouse of Kocho Angjushev.
  13. Angel Angjushev (North Macedonia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Angel Angjushev is the adult child of Kocho Angjushev.
  14. Ognen Angjushev (North Macedonia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Ognen Angjushev is the adult child of Kocho Angjushev.
  15. Jean Alain Rodriguez Sanchez (Dominican Republic) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  16. Maria Isabel Perez Sallent (Dominican Republic) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Maria Isabel Perez Sallent is the spouse of Jean Alain Rodriguez Sanchez.
  17. Joseph Jean Max Bellerive (Haiti) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  18. Myriam Estevez De Bellerive (Haiti) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Myriam Estevez De Bellerive is the spouse of Joseph Jean Max Bellerive.
  19. Diana Jennifer Bellerive (Haiti) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Diana Jennifer Bellerive is the adult child of Joseph Jean Max Bellerive.
  20. Jessica Bellerive (Haiti) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Jessica Bellerive is the adult child of Joseph Jean Max Bellerive.
  21. Nenel Cassy (Haiti) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  22. Katherine Cassy Chery (Haiti) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Katherine Cassy Chery is the spouse of Nenel Cassy.
  23. Richard Lenin Herve Fourcand (Haiti) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  24. Samuel Tweah (Liberia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  25. Delicia Berry Tweah (Liberia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Delicia Berry Tweah is the spouse of Samuel Tweah.
  26. Albert Chie (Liberia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  27. Abigail Chie (Liberia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Abigail Chie is the spouse of Albert Chie.
  28. Emmanuel Nuquay (Liberia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  29. Ruthtoria Brown Nuquay (Liberia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Ruthtoria Brown Nuquay is the spouse of Emmanuel Nuquay.
  30. Osman Mehmedagic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  31. Amela Mehmedagic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Amela Mehmedagic is the spouse of Osman Mehmedagic.
  32. Diana Kajamakovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  33. Kessai Note (Republic of the Marshall Islands) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  34. Mike Halferty (Republic of the Marshall Islands) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  35. Mir Rahman Rahmani (Afghanistan) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  36. Jamila Jushan Haji Mohamad Hossin (Afghanistan) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Jamila Jushan Haji Mohamad Hossin is the spouse of Mir Rahman Rahmani.
  37. Tamana Mir Rahman (Afghanistan) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Tamana Mir Rahman is the adult child of Mir Rahman Rahmani.
  38. Yalda Mir Rahman (Afghanistan) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Yalda Mir Rahman is the adult child of Mir Rahman Rahmani.
  39. Lina Mir Rahman (Afghanistan) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Lina Mir Rahman is the adult child of Mir Rahman Rahmani.
  40. Haji Ajmal Rahmani (Afghanistan) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  41. Tahmina Tajali (Afghanistan) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Tahmina Tajali is the spouse of Haji Ajmal Rahmani.

Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c)(1) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a GVHR (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):

  1. Jésus Armando Arias Cabrales (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  2. Martha Paulina Isaza de Arias (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Martha Paulina Isaza de Arias is the spouse of Jésus Armando Arias Cabrales.
  3. Francisco Armando Arias Isaza (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Francisco Armando Arias Isaza is the adult child of Jésus Armando Arias Cabrales.
  4. Martha Lucia Arias Isaza (Colombia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Martha Lucia Arias Isaza is the adult child of Jésus Armando Arias Cabrales.
  5. Daniil Andreevich Frolkin (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  6. Azatbek Asanbekovich Omurbekov (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  7. Ekaterina Vladimirovna Omurbekova (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation. Ekaterina Vladimirovna Omurbekova is the spouse of Azatbek Asanbekovich Omurbekov.
  8. Ivan A. Ryabov (Russia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  9. Terbit Rencana Perangin-Angin (Indonesia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  10. 10.Hartomo (Indonesia) – (1)(C) Public Designation.
  11. 11.Gao Qi (PRC) – (1)(C) Public Designation.

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  1. Section 7031(c)(1)(A) of the Department of State, Foreign Operations and Related Appropriations Act of 2021
  2. 7031c Quarterly – January – March 2023
    1. Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in Significant Corruption (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):
    2. Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c)(1) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a GVHR (Generally Listed in Chronological Order), Containing Classified Details:
  3. 7031c Quarterly – April – June 2023
    1. Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in Significant Corruption (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):
    2. (U) Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c)(1) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a GVHR (Generally Listed in Chronological Order), Containing Classified Details:
  4. 7031c Quarterly – July – September 2023
    1. Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in Significant Corruption (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):
    2. Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c)(1) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a Gross Violation of Human Rights (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):
  5. 7031c Quarterly – October – December 2023
    1. Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c) Since Previous Report for Involvement in Significant Corruption (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):
    2. Actions Taken Pursuant to Section 7031(c)(1) Since Previous Report for Involvement in a GVHR (Generally Listed in Chronological Order):

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