Tuesday, July 9, 2013

UK Adopts Magnitsky List

The UK Home Office has banned 60 Russian officials allegedly involved in the 2009 prison death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky from entering the UK, the Daily Telegraph said. The Home Office issued the bans after the US Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe (the US Helsinki Commission), led by Senator Benjamin Cardin, published the so-called Magnitsky List of the 60 officials in June last year, the paper reported on Monday. According to the Daily Telegraph, the bar of the Russians was contained in a previously unreported parliamentary response in April to a written inquiry from the Conservative MP Dominic Raab. Meanwhile, the Home Office declined to comment on the matter when asked by RIA Novosti on Monday.


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