On International Human Rights Day, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced that it has taken action against Pakistani police officer Rao Anwar for his role in staging fake police encounters and killing over 400 individuals.

As a result of U.S. action, all of Anwar’s property and interests in property and any entities that are owned, directly or indirectly, individually, or in the possession or control of U.S. persons, are blocked and must be reported.

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has also taken action against 17 other individuals located in Burma, Libya, Slovakia, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), and South Sudan for their roles in serious human rights abuse.

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