UK imposes sanctions against two Myanmar generals
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The UK is imposing sanctions on 49 people and organisations behind the most “notorious” human rights abuses of recent years.
Among them are two high-ranking Myanmar military generals who were involved in the systematic and brutal violence against the Rohingya people and other ethnic minorities.
Individuals implicated in the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009 will have their UK assets frozen and banned from entering the country.
And Saudi Arabian officials involved in the 2018 murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi are also being targeted.
Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the move sent a “clear message”.
Speaking in the Commons, the foreign secretary said the UK was taking action against the “thugs of despots and henchmen of dictators” as well as stopping those trying to launder their “blood-drenched ill-gotten gains”.
Those individuals and organisations subject to immediate sanctions are:
• 25 Russian nationals involved in the mistreatment and death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered widespread corruption by a group of Russian tax and police officials
• 20 Saudi nationals involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul
• Two high-ranking Myanmar military generals involved in the systematic and brutal violence against the Rohingya people and other ethnic minorities
• Two organisations involved in forced labour, torture and murder in North Korea’s gulags.