UK to impose sanctions independently for first time

Credit: BBC News- Published on July 6, 2020
The first post-Brexit sanctions to punish those accused of human rights abuses are to be announced.

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Published on July 6, 2020 -  01:18
Dominic Raab announces UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse
The UK's first sanctions for human rights abuse will cover those involved in the deaths of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, the systematic killings of the Rohingyas in Burma and the North Korean gulags.Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the measures being brought in by the Government today will "hold to account the perpetrators of the worst human rights abuses".

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