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Britain announces a series of sanctions for human rights violations

July 6, 2020

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab announced on Monday the long-awaited list of sanctions for those responsible for human rights violations known as Magnitsky sanctions, which include people from Saudi Arabia, North Korea, Russia or Burma.

Those who are included in this “black list” are punished with the blocking of bank accounts and travel bans. It is the first time that the United Kingdom has punished suspects of crimes against human rights.

“This government wants the UK to be an even greater force for the good in this world. Those responsible for the worst human rights violations are held accountable,” Raab told Parliament, according to the Guardian newspaper. .

Britain announces a series of sanctions for human rights violationsBritain announces a series of sanctions for human rights violations

These sanctions include those who violate the right to life against freedom through torture or slavery, but not only those who perpetuate these crimes, but also those who benefit from them, Raab said.