The United Kingdom Foreign Office has sanctioned 49 groups and individuals across the world for violating human rights.
Foreign Minister Dominic Raab on Monday named the first foreign citizens to face visa bans and have their assets frozen for alleged human rights abuses under the UK’s new post-Brexit sanctions regime.
The list includes 20 Saudi nationals involved in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, including Ahmed al-Asiri, the deputy head of Saudi intelligence services said to have commissioned the 15 man team sent to Turkey to murder Khashoggi.
Others are 25 Russian nationals involved in the mistreatment and death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered widespread corruption.
Two high-ranking Myanmar generals involved in violence against Rohingya people and other ethnic minorities are also among those facing sanctions.