On September 21, 2023, Judge BERYL A. Howell

of the District of Columbia Court – USA denied the request of the defendant, the Republic of Djibouti, to quash the subpoenas sent to the 10 aforementioned banks as part of post-judgment discovery efforts (Miscellaneous. Action No. 2383 [BAH]).

Bank subpoenas served on the 10 banks.

The defendant, the Republic of Djibouti, attempted to block the District of Columbia court’s judgment without posting bond and all of its appeals were denied.

In these bank subpoenas, the plaintiff, DP World, targets all bank assets greater than $25,000 and belonging to the Djiboutian state or entities with links to the Republic of Djibouti or the family of President Ismaël Omar Guelleh. Asset searches include the period from July 1, 2012 to the present.

At Barclays API, the plaintiff, DP World, found 338 entities that are linked to the Republic of Djibouti and fall into the following categories.