US Sanctions Deputy Head of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces

Source: Reuters¬†published on 6 September 2023 an article titled “US Targets Deputy Leader of Sudan’s RSF Over Rights Abuses” by Michelle Nichols.¬†

The United States has sanctioned Abdelrahim Hamdan Dagalo, deputy leader of Sudan’s paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and brother of RSF leader Mohamed Hamdan Dagalo, for serious human rights abuses in Sudan.  The charges stem from the ongoing atrocities in the Darfur region of Sudan.  The financial sanctions may have minimal impact as the deputy leader likely has few, if any, financial ties to the United States.  

The U.S. Department of the Treasury issued the official announcement of the sanctions on 6 September 2023 titled “Treasury Sanctions Sudanese Paramilitary