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Seventeen Saudi Government Officials Sanctioned By OFAC In Relation To Khashoggi Slaying

saudi-arabia-1151148_640.jpgThe United States Federal government announced sanctions on 17 Saudi nationals last week based upon accusations that they were involved in the killing of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) say the named individuals were part of an operations team that participated in Khashoggi's death, and their sanction arises from an executive order under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which targets those who are accused of serious human rights abuses and corruption.

Per OFAC, the primary target of sanctions is a senior official in the Saudi Arabian government who was intimately involved in the planning and execution of the events resulting in Khashoggi's death. Also implicated is his subordinate, who OFAC alleges to have been the coordinator and executor of the operation. Fourteen other Saudi officials who allegedly took part in the operation were also named in the sanctions in question, as well as the Saudi official who oversaw the Saudi embassy at the time of the events alleged.

The individuals sanctioned will now face difficulty accessing property within the jurisdiction of the United States. An OFAC designation means that the designated parties are legally prohibited from exercising rights in property in the U.S., and American citizens are prohibited from conducting business with them.

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