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Zimbabwe: Sanctions

Volume 491: debated on Thursday 23 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is the Government’s policy that former Zanu-PF Minister Florence Chitauro should be included in the list of those subject to an EU assets ban and travel freeze; and if he will make a statement. (246292)

We do not comment on or discuss individual cases of those who may or may not be candidates for addition to the EU targeted measures. Such decisions are taken in conjunction with EU colleagues. Comment ahead of time would alert potential candidates and prompt asset flight, but we do intend to discuss and encourage EU partners to consider further additions to the EU targeted measures list in response to the increase in human rights abuses, particularly abductions, that we have seen.