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UK imposes first sanctions under new global human rights regime

On 6th July 2020, the UK’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations 2020, made under the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Act 2018, came into force. Forty-nine individuals and organizations have been sanctioned for involvement in human rights violations:

  • 25 Russians involved in the detention, mistreatment and death of Sergei Magnitsky

  • 20 Saudis involved in the death of Jamal Khashoggi

  • 2 Myanmar military generals involved in human rights violations against the Rohingya population

  • 2 organizations involved in the murder, torture and subjection to forced labor of people held in North Korea’s political prison camps

For more information about these new sanctions from the UK, please see the links below:

The data reflecting these changes are included in PST.AG’s list UKFST and are available via PST.AG's data feed notification to our customers.

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