The U.S. Treasury has said that Nicolas Maduro, Jr. participated in the development of censorship in the country.

The office of foreign assets control (OFAC) of the U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on the son of the ruler of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, Jr.. This was reported on the website of the Ministry, reports RBC.

The Ministry added that Nicolas Ernesto Maduro Guerra is a member of the National constituent Assembly of Venezuela. According to the American side, the Institute was created through undemocratic means in order to “suppress the will of” the people of Venezuela. In 2014, Maduro, Jr. was appointed head of a corps of inspectors of the President.

“Maduro is relying on his son Nicholas and others close to his authoritarian regime to maintain stranglehold in the economy and to suppress the people of Venezuela,” said Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

The Finance Ministry said that Nicolas Maduro, Jr., also received illegal profits from the Venezuelan mines and participated in the development of censorship in the country.

In early June, the OFAC of the US Treasury Department tightened sanctions against Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA. Subject to the restrictions, it may not export or re-export to Venezuela thinner oil.

In April, the U.S. imposed sanctions against the Venezuelan foreign Minister Jorge arreaza, who is the son-in-law’s former leader Hugo Chavez.