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US imposes sanctions against Saudi Arabia due to Khashoggi murder

Source : 112 Ukraine

Sanctions imposed against ex-deputy head of intelligence and security forces of the country
17:43, 27 February 2021

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The US Treasury Department announced the imposition of sanctions against the former deputy chief of intelligence of Saudi Arabia due to involvement in the high-profile assassination of Jamal Khashoggi. This is stated in a message posted on the website of the American financial department.

"The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Treasury has imposed sanctions against the ex-Deputy Chairman of the General Intelligence Service of Saudi Arabia, Ahmad Hasan Mohammed al-Asiri in connection with the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi," the report says.

The restrictions were introduced on the basis of the Global Magnitsky Act, adopted with the aim of prosecuting perpetrators of serious human rights violations and corruption around the world.

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Jamal Khashoggi was killed and dismembered at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul on October 2, 2018. He went there to obtain the documents required to marry a Turkish citizen. The bride of the murdered man filed a lawsuit in the US court against the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman - the prince was accused of giving the order to kill Khashoggi.

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