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U.S. places Visa Restrictions on Designated Individuals in Sierra Leone

In a release issued on the website of the Department of State of the United States government, the Secretary of State has placed an indefinite restriction on certain individuals in Sierra Leone.

According to the statement, this Visa Restriction Policy applies to individuals who contributed to undermine the Democratic Process in Sierra Leone.

The United States restated their support towards promoting democracy

Under this policy, the United States will pursue visa restrictions for those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining democracy in Sierra Leone, including through the manipulation or rigging of the electoral process; intimidation of voters, election observers, or civil society organizations through threats or acts of physical violence; or the abuse or violation of related human rights in Sierra Leone

This policy also included family members of these designated individuals.


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