US imposes Magnitsky sanctions on two ‘Xinjiang’ officials

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is placing 15 individuals and 10 entities under Magnitsky sanctions for their connection to human rights abuses in several countries around the world, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announces. Those sanctioned include the former Xinjiang governor Shohrat Zakir and the current governor Erkin Tuniyaz.