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UPDATE 2:34 PM PT – Friday, December 10, 2021
The The Treasury Department has issued a number of new sanctions against people and organizations worldwide on alleged human rights abuses.
On Friday, the Treasury Department announced sanctions against 15 individuals and 10 entities from China, North Korea, Bangladesh and Burma. The department cites links to “human rights abuses, including technology-assisted abuse and repression.”
Today, on International Human Rights Day, Treasury OFAC will designate 15 individuals & 10 organizations to be implicated in human rights abuses, including technology-enabled abuses and repression in a number of countries. globally.https://t.co/Xh9kSK0sDz
– Treasury Department (@USTreasury) December 10, 2021
“Our actions today, especially those in partnership with the United Kingdom and Canada, send a message that the world’s democracies will act against against those who abuse the power of the state to cause suffering and oppression.
Among the sanctioned individuals are senior Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials active in China’s Xinjiang region and affiliates of North Korean animation studio SEK, as well as members of the country’s judicial system. The Treasury also pointed out how the program, SenseTime, had a facial recognition software created for use in Xinjiang against Uighur Muslims, among other Muslim minorities.
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https://www.oann.com/treasury-dept-places-sanctions-on-global-entities-for-technology-related-abuses/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=treasury-dept-places-sanctions-on-global-entities-for-technology-related-abuses Treasury introduces sanctions against global entities for technology-related abuses