The United Kingdom has announced sanctions against 30 people worldwide.
This is including Russian and Iranian officials, targeting those it deems responsible for acts of torture, sexual violence and the violent repression of street protests.
The move came on Friday, a day after France announced plans for new EU sanctions against Iran over human rights abuses.
The British government said its sanctions were coordinated with international partners to mark International Anti-Corruption Day and Global Human Rights Day.
It added that they encompassed individuals involved in activities including the torture of prisoners and the mobilisation of troops to rape civilians.
Foreign secretary James Cleverly said in a statement; “Today our sanctions go further to expose those behind the heinous violations of our most fundamental rights."
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