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Zimbabwe: Sanctions

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 11 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government have imposed sanctions against (a) companies and (b) individuals in Zimbabwe for breaching their international responsibilities. (255739)

We (and all EU member states) are signed up to a set of targeted measures against members of Robert Mugabe's regime—asset freezes, travel bans and an arms embargo. The measures are carefully targeted against individuals involved in violence and human rights abuses, and state-owned and other companies that are associated with the regime. EU Foreign Ministers last met on 26 January 2009 and agreed to a rollover of existing targeted measures and added a further 65 names and entities to the list. The current range of EU targeted measures now comprises 203 individuals and 40 entities.