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The US sanctions the former prime minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fadil Novallić

The US sanctions the former prime minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fadil

The former Prime Minister of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fadil Novalli?, and Slobodan Stanovi?, a businessman linked to Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, are the latest individuals the United States has sanctioned.

On October 3, the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the US Department of the Treasury said that these two people were sanctioned for undermining democratic institutions "for personal gain and to reward their patronage networks".

"We will continue to target individuals who destabilize the region, as well as their supporters, and hold them accountable," said Treasury Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, Brian E. Nelson.

According to the announcement of the US Department of the Treasury, Prime Minister Fadil Novalliq misused pensioners' data for the benefit of his party, violating the laws of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Meanwhile, businessman Slobodan Stankovic, one of the richest men in Bosnia and owner of an engineering firm, is linked to corruption in the construction sector, according to the US.

"Most large construction projects are often awarded to Stankovic without open and fair competition. Most of his wealth comes from public money," the US said.

Washington said all assets of the individuals sanctioned on Oct. 3 will be frozen, and U.S. individuals will also be barred from doing business with them.