US Treasury sanctions Hashd Al-Shaabi leader over human rights abuse

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Fri, 2021-01-08 19:10

LONDON: Sanctions have been placed on Hashd Al-Shaabi chairman and former Iraqi National Security Advisor Falih Al-Fayyadh for his alleged connection to serious human rights abuses, the US Department of the Treasury said on Friday.

According to the department, Al-Fayyadh was part of a “crisis cell” made up mostly of Hashd Al-Shaabi militia leaders formed in late 2019 to suppress the Iraqi protests that began in October 2019, with the support of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

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