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.
The ban on Sime Darby is another blow to an industry that has faced mounting allegations of labour and human rights abuses.
Criticism bereft of significant political and financial pressures on the Saudi regime may have little effect on its human rights violations
AP investigation finds that African migrants are starved, raped and tortured in the Yemeni town of Ras Al Ara, which profits from human smuggling.
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