U.S. sanctions imposed against head of Grozny ministry of internal affairs
The United States imposed a sanction against head of Grozny ministry of internal affairs in the Chechen Republic Aslan Iraskhanov, the State Department has announced.
"These designations underscore our support for international human rights, and promoting accountability for gross violators of human rights," a department statement reads, adding that Iraskhanov is "credibly alleged" of executing 27 men.
Also the sanctions were imposed on Mohammed al Otaibi, the former head of the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, where journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed.
The department called again on Saudi Arabia to conduct a "full, fair, and transparent trial" involving those associated with Khashoggi’s death, the Hill reported.