Sanctions

People holding sign that reads 'the Uyghur genocide' (© Jacquelyn Martin/AP Images)

U.S. and international partners target Beijing’s Uyghur oppression

The United States and international partners are sanctioning Chinese government officials for violating rights of Uyghurs and other minorities in Xinjiang.
Man standing in middle of crowd of people sitting down with yellow umbrellas (© AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Burmese officials for attacks on protesters

The United States is imposing sanctions on Burmese officials responsible for attacks on protesters calling for restoration of the country's democracy.
Antony Blinken (right) and person with laptops sitting at conference table, with TV screen on wall (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

In Yemen, U.S. seeks peace, provides humanitarian aid

The U.S. has pledged an additional $191 million in humanitarian aid to help the people of Yemen and is committed to efforts to end the war.
Headshots of 12 men and women in two rows (State Dept.)

Honoring corruption fighters around the world

The U.S. is honoring a dozen people for fighting corruption. Read about the recipients of the inaugural International Anticorruption Champions Award.
Large crowd filling street (© AP Images)

Condemning violence, nations call for democracy in Burma

The United States and a growing number of nations are condemning the military coup in Burma and supporting the rights of peaceful protesters.
Maikel Moreno and Nicolás Maduro speaking (© Ariana Cubillos/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions on Venezuela explained

Learn more about what the U.S. sanctions on Venezuelan entities close to the illegitimate Maduro regime actually do and why they matter.
Mike Pompeo sitting at desk in front of screen and flag (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Violations of religious freedom persist worldwide

The U.S. has designated governments that violate religious freedom. Find out which nations are not protecting this essential right.
Security cameras on pole above photo of Mao Zedong (© Andy Wong/AP Images)

New U.S. restrictions seek to deter China’s abuses

The U.S. is imposing restrictions against Chinese officials and companies for supporting the regime's rights abuses, technology theft and other misconduct.
Poster with three photographs of Robert Levinson (© Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Images)

U.S. sanctions Iranian regime officials involved in kidnapping

The U.S. imposed sanctions on Iranian intelligence officials for the kidnapping and years-long detention of American hostage Robert Levinson.