The justification for the sanctions against the company and Alexander Shatrov in the press release of the US Treasury practically repeats the wording of the EU Council. On December 17, 2020, the EU Council imposed sanctions against Synesis, accusing the company of “providing the Belarusian authorities with a surveillance platform, which can search through and analyse video footage and employ facial recognition software, making the company responsible for the repression of civil society and democratic opposition by the State apparatus in Belarus”.
As you already know, Synesis is challenging its inclusion into the sanctions list in the EU General Court, and the first hearings should take place towards the end of 2022. The company has repeatedly refuted information propagated on the Web about the operation of the Kipod platform. You can read more about the platform’s capabilities here.