Biden to impose sanctions on Cuban officials who were involved in a government crackdown on protests

President Joe Biden is set to announce  on Thursday, the sanctions against Cuban officials who were involved in a government crackdown on protests in Cuba earlier this month, sources told The Washington Post.

The sanctions, which will prohibit U.S. travel and freeze any assets under U.S. jurisdiction,  will be imposed under human rights law and the Global Magnitsky Act.  

Sanctions which usually “takes weeks of work” were made in one week,  sources told The Washington Post. According to the report, Biden has also ordered efforts to mobilize the international community to condemn the regime’s actions. 

According to USA Today, sanctions are part of a series of moves the president will outline on Cuba policy.

Last week, Cubans took to the streets to protest against the food and medicine shortage, power outages, and price inflation.