On 6 May 2014, the Treasury Department sanctioned Marial Chanuong and Peter Gadet pursuant to E.O. 13664, which authorises sanctions against persons that threaten the peace, security or stability of South Sudan. Mr. Chanuong is the commander of the South Sudanese Government’s Presidential Guard. The Treasury Department stated that Mr. Chanuong led operations that used tanks to target political figures, killing numerous bodyguards and slaughtered civilians and subsequently buried them in mass graves. Mr. Gadet is a commander of anti-government forces allegedly responsible for, among other acts, indiscriminately attacking civilians in April 2014. The US government does not believe that Mr. Gadet will abide by any future agreements that seek to bring peace to South Sudan.

Treasury Department Press Release