London may impose sanctions on July 6 against Russians in the Magnitsky case

The UK government is expected to announce on Monday the names of citizens of Russia and Saudi Arabia, against whom personal sanctions for human rights violations will be imposed.

London may impose sanctions on July 6 against Russians in the Magnitsky case

British Foreign Minister Dominic Raab did not name the citizens of the Russian Federation who will be denied entry to Britain and whose accounts in the banks of the kingdom will be frozen under the new sanctions regime – it should enter into force in the United Kingdom from July 6.

However, it is expected that they will include the names of people involved, according to London, to the death in November 2009 in the Moscow prison “Sailor silence” Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

He also added that during the current year, sanctions can also be applied to persons whom London suspects of corruption, harassment of journalists or people because of their religious beliefs.

The head of the British Foreign Ministry also said that the incident with Magnitsky’s death was “very close to his heart”, calling the lawyer “Solzhenitsyn of his generation”.

In the case of Saudi Arabia, the sanctions list should include individuals associated with the killing in 2018 of a journalist Jamal Hashkaji at the consulate in Istanbul. Sanctions must take effect immediately.

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