Government Articles

Public Records Highlight Global Network of Company Tied to Uyghur Forced Labor

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently added 11 Chinese companies implicated in human rights abuses committed against the Uyghur population and other Muslim minorities in China — specifically forced labor — to its Entity List....

Trade Data Reveal Shipments to Sudanese Mining Company Linked to Russian Paramilitary Group

A recently sanctioned Sudanese mining company linked to a prominent Russian paramilitary organization received over 800 shipments from five Russia-based businesses in the last three years, according to commercial trade data. The shipments included different types of...

U.S.-Sanctioned Xinjiang Paramilitary Has Over 800,000 Holdings Worldwide

On Friday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned the Xinjiang Production and Construction Corps (XPCC) for their role in human rights abuses against Uyghurs in what is potentially one of the largest single actions in...

Swiss Banks Request Former Director of Kuwait’s Pension Fund to be Tried in Switzerland

Two Swiss banks are calling for Fahad Al-Rajaan, a Kuwaiti businessman and the former Director General of the Public Institution for Social Security (PIFSS), to be extradited and tried in Switzerland, UAE media reports. Al-Rajaan fled to the UK in 2014 after a...