The UK announced the first independent sanctions:will freeze the assets of 49 individuals and groups in Russia, Saudi Arabia and other countries in the UK
On the 6th local time, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that he would target 49 individuals and individuals suspected of human rights violations in recent years from Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Myanmar. The group announced new sanctions and the sanctioned persons’ assets in the UK will be frozen.
△Britain Foreign Secretary Dominique Rab
It is understood that these individuals and groups are involved in the 2018 Kashuji murder and the 2009 death of Russian lawyer Magnitsky This is the first time that the United Kingdom has introduced sanctions based solely on human rights. In the past, sanctions in the United Kingdom were made jointly with the European Union or the United Nations. (Reporter Yang Hong)