Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong has chosen Human Rights Day to announce Magnitsky-style sanctions against 13 Russian and Iranian individuals and two entities, in response to human rights abuses.

Wong has described these sanctions as a means of holding human rights abusers to account, in situations where dialogue has proven ineffective.

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First aired on The Wire, Tuesday 13 December 2022