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The United Kingdom, the United States and Canada have announced sanctions in favor of human rights

LONDON.- The United Kingdom announced sanctions on Friday, in coordination with the United States and Canada, against human rights violators, on the eve of the 75th anniversary of the Declaration of Human Rights on December 10.

The British Foreign Office reported 46 sanctions, divided into two sections, with asset freezes and restrictions on entering and staying on British soil.

The first section targets nine individuals and five entities for their involvement in human trafficking in Cambodia, Laos and Burma. The victims of these organizations are detained and forced to work in online scam centers to get money from their countrymen.

“The victims were promised well-paid jobs, but were subjected to torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment,” according to a statement from British diplomacy.

According to the UN, 120,000 people are forced to work in Burma.

The second section of the sanctions is aimed at people involved in the governments, justice systems and authorities of Belarus, Haiti, Iran and Syria “for their participation in the repression of citizens who simply use their basic freedoms in these countries.”

“We will not tolerate criminal and oppressive regimes that trample on the fundamental rights and freedoms of ordinary people around the world,” British Foreign Secretary David Cameron was quoted as saying in the statement.

“Seventy-five years on from the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UK and its allies will continue to relentlessly pursue those who deprive people of their freedom,” Cameron added.

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