EU adds sanctions on Wagner for Africa 'rights abuses'

AFP , Saturday 25 Feb 2023

The EU on Saturday announced additional sanctions against Russia's Wagner mercenary organisation for "human rights abuses" in the Central African Republic, Sudan and Mali.

Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin
Russian businessman Yevgeny Prigozhin prior to a meeting with business leaders held by Russian and Chinese presidents at the Kremlin in Moscow. AFP


Eleven individuals and seven entities tied to the paramilitary group were added to the bloc's list for asset freezes and a travel ban.

The Wagner Group itself -- which is actively fighting in Russia's war in Ukraine -- was already sanctioned by the European Union in 2021.

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