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US Sanctions 52 People For Human Rights Abuses And Corruption

The sanctions were made under a 2016 U.S. law aimed at punishing corruption and human rights abuses abroad.
Posted at 5:46 PM, Dec 21, 2017

The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on 52 people with links to foreign governments Thursday.

The sanctions were made under a 2016 U.S. law aimed at punishing corruption and human rights abuses abroad.

The day before, the Treasury Department sanctioned five other people from Russia under a similar 2012 law.

People from Russia, Brazil, Ukraine and other countries were among those sanctioned Wednesday and Thursday.