UK sanctions Saudis, Russians under new Magnitsky powers

UK sanctions Saudis, Russians under new Magnitsky powers | News | Al Jazeera

The United Kingdom imposed economic sanctions on dozens of individuals and organisations from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Myanmar, and North Korea under new British powers to punish human-rights offenders.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said on Monday the sanctions targeted those behind “some of the notorious human rights violations in recent years”, and were aimed at stopping the laundering of “blood money”.

The UK’s first sanctions will target 25 Russian nationals it said were involved in the mistreatment and death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, and 20 Saudi nationals held responsible for the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the foreign ministry said.

source: aljazeera

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