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 […]

Op-Ed / / 06.05.23

Just Security Op-ed: Two Experts Debate the Path Forward on Sudan

Note: This op-ed was originally published in Just Security and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and Ernst Jan Hogendoorn, Senior Advisor to the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan from 2019-2023.   On June 1, the Biden administration imposed financial sanctions on four companies associated with and generating income for the […]

Press Release / / 06.01.23

Breaking: US Sanctions Businesses in Sudan Conflict

US Sanctions Businesses Fueling Both Sides of Sudan Conflict   June 1, 2023 (Washington, DC) – Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) leveled sanctions on companies linked to the two warring sides of the armed conflict in Sudan, the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF). The […]

Letters / / 05.17.23

Letters Regarding Dan Gertler

The Sentry is part of a broad coalition of Congolese and international civil society organizations advocating for transparency around businessman Dan Gertler’s activities in the Democratic Republic of Congo. All of our letters related to Mr. Gertler can be found on this page. February 2, 2021 Joint letter to US Secretary of State and US […]

Op-Ed / / 05.16.23

The Hill Op-ed: South Sudan is facing a cascade of chaos

Note: This op-ed originally published in The Hill and was written by John Prendergast, Co-Founder of The Sentry, and Brian Adeba, Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry.   South Sudan is facing a cascade of chaos The unfolding cataclysm in Sudan will not be contained inside Sudan’s borders. In addition to cascading Sudanese refugee flows into […]

Letters / / 05.12.23

Open letter: sanctioning and banning Russian diamonds by the European Union

Click here to view a pdf of this letter.    Open letter: sanctioning and banning Russian diamonds by the European Union   The letter below was sent by The Sentry to the following recipients: Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium Josep Borrell […]

Op-Ed / / 05.10.23

Euractiv Op-ed: Russian sanctions evasion shows circumvention is the biggest threat to Europe

Note: This op-ed was originally published in Euractiv and written by Anrike Visser, Senior EU Advisor on Illicit Finance Policy for The Sentry.   Russian sanctions evasion shows circumvention is the biggest threat to Europe   On 10 March, chief European Union diplomat Joseph Borrell told Euractiv that the EU had nearly exhausted sanctions to counter Russia and […]

Press Release / / 05.03.23

G7 Urged to Tackle Violent Kleptocracy and Atrocities

G7 Summit Must Tackle Violent Kleptocracy and Atrocities Experts From The Sentry Are Available for Analysis and Comment May 3, 2023 (Hiroshima / Washington, DC) — In advance of the G7 Hiroshima Summit set to begin later this month, The Sentry is urging the G7 member states to focus their attention on tackling the vicious cycle of […]

Letters / / 05.03.23

G7 Members Need to Strengthen Financial Tools of Pressure to Tackle the Vicious Cycle of Kleptocracy and Atrocities

To view a pdf of this statement, click here.     G7 Members Need to Strengthen Financial Tools of Pressure to Tackle the Vicious Cycle of Kleptocracy and Atrocities May 3, 2023 The G7 was founded on the principles of open democracy, international rules-based order, and human rights. The unspeakable atrocities committed by Russia and […]

Op-Ed / / 04.28.23

TIME op-ed: How the International Community Failed Sudan

Note: This op-ed originally published in TIME and was written by The Sentry’s co-founders George Clooney and John Prendergast.  How the International Community Failed Sudan   Sudan’s violent implosion shows that the international community’s approach to responding to conflict there is misguided and devoid of imagination. Most significant is the failure by the international community […]

Press Release / / 04.28.23

Breaking: Zimbabwe Pres. linked to multimillion dollar transactions in shadows of Mugabe ouster

BREAKING: $120M Mining Deal Benefited Entities Linked to President and Vice President of Zimbabwe Web of secret payments by companies controlled by South African businessman and linked to Zimbabwean tycoon Deals involved President Mnangagwa’s farm, a revealed proxy for Vice President Chiwenga, a Supreme Court judge, and the military Deals and payments occurred in the […]

Letters / / 04.17.23

146 organisations condemn lawsuit brought by Dan Gertler against the Congo is Not for Sale anti-corruption coalition

The Sentry has joined 145 organizations in a statement against SLAPP suits brought by Dan Getler. To view a PDF of our letter, click here. (Lire en français.) Letter from Dan Gertler on the suspension of the defamation lawsuits filed against NGOs, media and individuals.   146 organisations condemn lawsuit brought by Dan Gertler against the Congo is […]

Press Release / / 03.30.23

Breaking: UK Announces Economic Crime Plan – Experts Comment

BREAKING: UK Announces Major Economic Crime Plan to Counter Stashing of Kleptocratic Assets Experts Laud Action as “Major Step,” Urge Robust Implementation March 30, 2023 (London) – The Sentry welcomes the UK’s Economic Crime Plan 2 (ECP2) announced today at UK Finance’s Economic Crime Congress 2023. According to the official UK announcement, the plan is designed to counter the […]

Press Release / / 03.24.23

BREAKING: US Sanctions Myanmar Cronies—Experts Comment

To view a PDF of our joint statement with Justice For Myanmar, click here.     DATE:               24 March 2023 FROM:              The Sentry and Justice For Myanmar SUBJECT:         Joint Statement Welcoming US Sanctions on Myanmar Cronies Justice For Myanmar and The Sentry welcome the adoption of sanctions today by the United States on Star Sapphire […]

Letters / / 03.15.23

NGO Response to Dan Gertler Letter

The Sentry joins Human Rights Watch, Resource Matters, and Rights & Accountability in Development (RAID) in an open letter to international mining tycoon Dan Gertler. To view a PDF of the letter, click here. (Lire en français.) To read Dan Gertler’s response to this letter dated March 17, 2023, click here. To view our March 8, 2023 open […]

Letters / / 03.08.23

L’allègement potentiel des sanctions imposées à M. Dan Gertler

   Téléchargez. Read the letter in English.     Antony Blinken Secrétaire d’État Washington, D.C. 20520 Janet Yellen Secrétaire au Trésor Washington, D.C. 20220                                                                                                                         Le 8 mars 2023 Sujet: L’allègement potentiel des sanctions imposées à M. Dan Gertler Monsieur le Secrétaire d’État, Madame la Secrétaire au Trésor, Nous soussignés, membres d’organisations de la société […]

Letters / / 03.07.23

Civil Society Groups Warn Against Sanctions Relief for Mining Tycoon Dan Gertler

The Sentry joined twenty four Congolese and international civil society organizations in an open letter to Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen, urging them not to provide sanctions relief to the international mining tycoon Dan Gertler. The organizations argue none of the grounds for providing sanctions relief have been met, and the US must resist urging from […]