EU imposes further sanctions over serious violations of human rights around the world
The EU approves sanctions on Human Rights violations
The Council today decided to impose restrictive measures oneleven individualsandfour entitiesresponsible for serious human rights violations and abuses in various countries around the world. Together with the listing of four Russian individuals earlier this month, these 15 designations are part of the first broader package of listings under theEU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime. The sanctions signal the EU’s strong determination to stand up for human rights and to take tangible action against those responsible for violations and abuses.
The violations targeted today include the large-scale arbitrary detentions of, in particular, Uyghurs in Xinjiang inChina, repression in theDemocratic People’s Republic of Korea, extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances inLibya, torture and repression against LGBTI persons and political opponents in Chechnya inRussia, and torture, extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions and killings inSouth SudanandEritrea.
Under the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime established on 7 December 2020, the listed individuals and entities are subject to anasset freezein the EU. In addition, listed individuals are subject to atravel banto the EU. Moreover, persons and entities in the EU areprohibited from making funds available, either directly or indirectly, to those listed.
The relevant legal acts, including the names of the persons and entities concerned, have been published in the Official Journal.