News / / 02.04.21

Daily Maverick: US Senators and Congresspeople ask Biden administration to reimpose sanctions on controversial billionaire Dan Gertler

Three Democratic US Senators have urged the new US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to reimpose sanctions on the controversial Israeli businessman Dan Gertler, who has made a fortune through what the US government has described as “opaque and corrupt mining and oil deals” in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

On Wednesday, Representatives Gregory W Meeks, chairman of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; Karen Bass, chair of the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Global Human Rights; and James Himes, chair of the Subcommittee on National Security, International Development and Monetary Policy urged the Biden Administration to reinstate Magnitsky sanctions against Gertler…

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