On 7 July 2015, the US Treasury Department deleted from the SDN list Thidar Zaw, the wife of a wealthy Burmese businessman linked to Burma’s military government. Her husband, Tay Za, remains on the SDN list. On the same day, three individuals who had previously faced charges in the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (“ICTY”) were also deleted. Esad Landzo was sentenced to 15 years in prison by the ICTY; Rahim Ademi was acquitted; and Pasko Ljubicic received a ten-year sentence after a guilty plea. According to the Wall Street Journal, a Treasury Department spokesperson said that Thidar Zaw and the three individuals in the Balkans were removed from the SDN list because they no longer met the criteria for which they had been designated. In addition, two former Burmese individuals were removed from the list because they are deceased.
On 30 July 2015, the Treasury Department removed from its SDN list two individuals, Alcide Ilahiri Djedje and Affi N’Guessan, who had been designated in 2011 for their ties to former Côte d’Ivoire president Laurent Gbagbo. According to the Wall Street Journal, a Treasury Department spokesperson stated that Djedje and N’Guessan were delisted because they have played a positive role in their country’s national reconciliation process.