"We are monitoring some recent concerning developments in India including a rise in human rights abuses by some government, police and prison officials," top US diplomat Blinken tells Indian foreign and defence ministers in Washington.
Last November, the ICC opened a formal investigation into alleged rights violations during a crackdown by security forces on protests sparked by the arrests of several opposition leaders in 2017.
The United Nations drew up a list of 142 individuals who warrant investigation for crimes including mass rapes and sexual slavery of women and deliberate killing of scores of children.
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control listed Alvaro Lopez Miera, a Cuban military and political leader, and the Interior Ministry Special Brigade, as among those who will face the latest sanctions.
UN Human Rights Council's resolution, adopted with 26 of the council's 47 members in favour, voiced particular concern about the fate of tens of thousands of people who have vanished in the war-ravaged country.
The move expands national emergency over Chinese surveillance technology used to "facilitate repression or serious human rights abuses," which "undermine the security or democratic values of the United States and our allies," The White House says.
Police in Brazil face outraged protests and a UN call for an investigation after a raid on a Rio de Janeiro favela left 25 people dead — some reportedly killed in cold blood.
Human Rights Watch urges the UN Human Rights Commission to create a body to investigate allegations, including the mass detention of Uighur Muslims and a crackdown on religious practices that amount to crimes against humanity.
Qatar has faced criticism for its treatment of migrant workers, many of whom are involved in preparations for the World Cup, with rights groups accusing employers of exploitation and forcing laborers to work in dangerous conditions.
President Joe Biden says the US will make an announcement on Saudi Arabia, following an intelligence report that found the crown prince had approved the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Venezuela's move comes after EU foreign ministers agreed to sanction 19 Venezuelan officials a day earlier.
Researchers and activists slam an official tweet that points out how Chinese policies led to a decline in the minority population.
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