London Slaps Sanctions on Russians, Saudis, North Koreans Over Alleged 'Human Rights Abuses' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

London Slaps Sanctions on Russians, Saudis, North Koreans Over Alleged 'Human Rights Abuses'

The new restrictions are based on 2018 legislation known as the 'Magnitsky amendment', giving the government the ability to sanction individuals for alleged gross violations of human rights.

UK Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab unveiled new sanctions against 49 persons and groups accused of violating 'Magnitsky amendment' legislation from countries including Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Myanmar on Monday.

"This government is committed to the UK being an ever stronger force for good in the world," Raab said in an address to parliament. "We will hold to account the perpetrators of the worst human rights abuses," he promised.

"Those with blood on their hands won't be free...to waltz into this country, to buy up property on the Kings Road, do their Christmas shopping in Knightsbridge, or siphon dirty money through British banks," the foreign secretary added.

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