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Switzerland imposes sanctions on eleven senior government officials in Maduro for human rights violations

The Swiss authorities have imposed a number of sanctions this Tuesday on eleven senior government officials from Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro for allegedly being involved in human rights violations.

The politicians and military officers affected by these measures are subject to sanctions, which include banning entry to or entry into Switzerland and freezing the assets that they may have deposited with banks in the Swiss country.

Switzerland has thus joined the sanction package imposed by the EU on June 29 against a dozen senior officials from the Maduro government, including President Luis Eduardo Parra, who was “illegally” elected by the National Assembly, which also includes asset freezing and the like Ban on access to community land.

Switzerland imposes sanctions on eleven senior government officials in Maduro for human rights violations
Switzerland imposes sanctions on eleven senior government officials in Maduro for human rights violations

The list now includes 36 people who are subject to sanctions, as reported by the newspaper ‘El Universal’. Switzerland became the first European country to sanction Venezuela in 2018 for alleged violations of human rights and the rule of law.

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