US President Trump has issued a new Executive Order (EO) 13818 Blocking the Property of Persons Involved in Serious Human Rights Abuses and Corruption (it implements the provisions of the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, signed into law in December 2016). The EO imposes financial sanctions and visa restrictions on persons determined (inter alia) to be responsible for or complicit in, or to have directly or indirectly engaged in, certain human rights abuses or corrupt acts anywhere in the world.
Acting concurrently, OFAC has added 15 individuals and 37 entities to its Global Magnitsky sanctions list. These designations come a day after OFAC added 5 Russian individuals to its Russia-Magnitsky sanctions list (see previous blog here). Links here for the OFAC Notice (including the list of the 52 designations), new FAQs relating to this EO, US Treasury press release, and the US Department of State press release.