First OFAC sanctions for Uighur human rights abuses

OFAC has imposed sanctions on 4 Chinese officials and the state-owned Xinjiang Public Security Bureau (XPSB) for their “connection to serious human rights abuses against ethnic minority groups in Xinjiang, which reportedly include mass arbitrary detention and severe physical abuse”. They will now be subject to asset freezing measures and travel bans pursuant to E.O. 13818 (Global Magnitsky Human Rights …

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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