Letters / / 04.16.24

Letter: Objection to Removal of the UAE from the EU List of High-Risk Third Countries

Transparency International EU and The Sentry call on the coordinators of the ECON and LIBE Committees to object to the Commission’s proposal to remove the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from the EU list of high-risk third countries. Download the full letter here.    Honourable Members, Transparency International EU and The Sentry call on the coordinators […]

News / / 02.26.24

US Appoints Perriello as Special Envoy for Sudan

Don Cheadle speaks out: “Important development” as millions face “catastrophic” violence, starvation February 26, 2024 (Washington, DC) – The United States today will appoint Tom Perriello as a new special envoy for Sudan, as that country faces escalating warfare, mass violence, and a potential famine. The announcement was confirmed in a statement to press today by U.S. […]

News / / 02.23.24

UAE Removed from FATF Grey List, Despite Evidence of Role in Illicit Arms and Gold Trade

BREAKING: UAE Removed from FATF Grey List, Despite Evidence of Role in Illicit Arms and Gold Trade February 23, 2024 (Paris) – The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) today announced the removal of the United Arab Emirates from its grey list, releasing the UAE from FATF’s increased monitoring process. FATF sets international standards to ensure national authorities can effectively […]

News / / 01.29.24

US Expands on Myanmar Business Advisory

US Expands on Myanmar Business Advisory Additional sectors and activities identified as high-risk, as third coup anniversary nears January 29, 2024 (Washington, DC) – The United States announced updates to the first business advisory for Myanmar. The supplemental advisory, jointly issued by the Departments of State, Treasury, Commerce, Labor, and Homeland Security, and the Office […]

Press Release / / 11.07.23

New Report by The Sentry: Massive Surge in Corrupt, Criminal Operations in Libya Linked to Leaders

Massive Surge in Corrupt, Criminal Operations in Libya Linked to Leaders   November 7, 2023 (Washington, DC) — A massive surge of corruption and organized crime in Libya orchestrated by the country’s rulers threatens the survival of essential institutions, is generating cascading regional and international security risks, and could spark major armed conflict, warns a […]

Press Release / / 11.02.23

US, UK, and Canada Jointly Announce New Myanmar Sanctions

    To view a PDF of our joint statement with Justice For Myanmar, click here.   US Treasury Actions include Restrictions on Financial Transactions with National Oil and Gas Company November 1, 2023 (Washington, DC) – In a coordinated action yesterday, the United States, UK, and Canada each announced an array of new Myanmar sanctions. […]

News / / 09.27.23

The Sentry In The News

Browse the latest news stories from around the world featuring the The Sentry and our work countering financial crime and preventing crimes against humanity.

Op-Ed / / 09.19.23

Just Security Op-ed: Baby on Board! How Kleptocrats and Associates Use Family Members to Evade Sanctions

Note: This op-ed was originally published in Just Security and was authored by Michelle Kendler-Kretsch, Investigations Manager at The Sentry, and Anrike Visser, Senior Advisor on Illicit Finance Policy at The Sentry.   Baby on Board! How Kleptocrats and Associates Use Family Members to Evade Sanctions   When Yevgeny Prigozhin’s plane crashed on Aug. 23, […]

Letters / / 09.08.23

G20 Leading by Example in the Fight Against Corruption

To download this statement as a PDF, click here.   DATE:                September 8, 2023 TO:                     The Indian G20 Presidency FROM:               The Sentry SUBJECT:         G20 Leading by Example in the Fight […]

Press Release / / 09.06.23

US Sanctions High-Ranking Leader of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces

Treasury Department Cites Responsibility for Civilian Massacres, Sexual Violence, Human Rights Abuses   September 6, 2023 (Washington DC) – Today, the U.S. Treasury Department announced sanctions on Abdelrahim Hamdan Dagalo, a high-ranking leader of Sudan’s Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Dagalo was designated by The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) “for his leadership […]

Letters / / 09.01.23

Joint Statement on US Sanctions towards Myanmar ahead of ASEAN and G20 summits

To view a pdf of this statement, click here.   Joint Statement on US Sanctions towards Myanmar ahead of ASEAN and G20 summits   September 1, 2023 Justice For Myanmar and The Sentry welcome the recent adoption of sanctions by the United States on two Myanmar state-owned banks, the issuance of a determination on the […]

Events and Multimedia / / 07.27.23

Events and Multimedia

Browse the latest events, webinars, podcasts, and more from around the world featuring The Sentry’s staff and our work countering financial crime and preventing crimes against humanity.

Op-Ed / / 07.17.23

The Economist Op-ed: George Clooney and John Prendergast on how the West can kill the Wagner virus

Note: This op-ed originally published in The Economist and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast.  George Clooney and John Prendergast on how the West can kill the Wagner virus   Without stronger action, state capture in Africa and beyond will spread as the group mutates In the days since the […]

Press Release / / 07.12.23

Breaking: UK Sanctions Businesses in Sudan Conflict

UK Sanctions Six Companies in Sudan Conflict   July 12, 2023 (London, United Kingdom) — Today, the United Kingdom sanctioned six businesses fueling conflict in Sudan through their links to the two warring sides, the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). The sanctions will freeze any assets held by the six businesses in the UK, aiming to cut funding […]

Press Release / / 07.06.23

Breaking News: Suspect Millions Moved from Zimbabwe to London

Investigative Report by The Sentry and Open Secrets: Fronts, False Invoices, and Offshore Financial Façades Raise Questions About Tagwirei Mine Purchase Flows of Suspect Money Travelled Through Zimbabwe, South Africa, and Mauritius to United Kingdom   July 6, 2023 (Washington, DC and Cape Town) — A joint investigative report by The Sentry and Open Secrets exposes […]

Press Release / / 06.27.23

BREAKING: US Sanctions Entities Linked to Russia’s Wagner Group

BREAKING: US Sanctions Entities Linked to Russia’s Wagner Group   June 27, 2023 (Washington, DC) — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) imposed sanctions against one individual and four entities tied to the brutal Russian paramilitary Wagner Group and its leader Yevgeniy Prigozhin. Under OFAC’s list of Specially Designated Nationals, the sanctions target Nikolayevich […]

Press Release / / 06.27.23

BREAKING REPORT: Wagner Group Captures African State as Russian Beachhead in Ultraviolent Terror Campaign

Breaking Investigative Report: Wagner Group’s “Nightmarish” Blueprint for Domination Detailed as Central African Republic is Captured as Strategic Beachhead for Russia Soldiers and militiamen report Wagner training in ultraviolent techniques, including how to cut fingers and legs, remove nails, strangle, throw fuel and burn people alive   June 27, 2023 (Washington DC / Bangui) – […]

Press Release / / 06.27.23

Nouveau rapport : En Centrafrique, le Groupe Wagner capture l’État et étend l’influence russe par la terreur

Nouveau rapport d’enquête The Sentry : En Centrafrique, le Groupe Wagner capture l’État et étend l’influence russe par la terreur Des soldats et des miliciens rapportent que le Groupe Wagner leur dispense des formations militaires qui incluent des techniques de torture, notamment la manière de couper les doigts et les jambes, d’arracher les ongles, d’étrangler, de […]

Letters / / 06.26.23

Open Letter: Steps to Address the Situation in Sudan

Click here to view a pdf of this letter.   DATE: 26 June 2023 TO: Honorable Representatives at the US, EU, Canada and UK governments SUBJECT: Steps to Address the Situation in Sudan The letter below was sent by The Sentry to recipients at the US, EU, Canada and UK governments: Dear Sir/Madam, We, the undersigned, […]

Op-Ed / / 06.15.23

Daily Maverick Op-ed: Zunaid Moti’s tsunami of spin secures judicial gagging order against investigative journalists

Note: This op-ed was originally published in Daily Maverick and was authored by Nick Donovan, Senior Investigator at The Sentry.   Zunaid Moti’s tsunami of spin secures judicial gagging order against investigative journalists   In an unprecedented attack on free speech, a South African court has ordered journalists at amaBhungane to stop reporting on the […]