Valery LEBOVKA, “FACTS”
Along with the U.S. State Department on the situation of violation of human rights in the Russian Federation decided to give the UK government: to this end, the authorities impose personal sanctions against citizens of Russia and Saudi Arabia for violation of human rights.
This writes the Financial Times.
It is noted that some Russians will not be allowed to enter the territory of Britain. Also will be frozen their accounts in British banks.
The names of the citizens against whom sanctions will be applied, will be announced on Monday, July 6.
It is expected that sanctions will be imposed in relation to involved in the death of lawyer of Hermitage Capital of Sergei Magnitsky in 2009.
Also in the sanctions list will be made by some Saudi nationals who are involved in the murder of a Saudi journalist-opposition activist Jamal Khashoggi.
“With this legislation, the UK will get new powers and be able to prevent to enter Britain those who are involved in gross human rights violations, to direct money in our banks and benefit from our economy, “said Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain Dominique Raab.
In addition, he noted that this year, the sanctions can be extended to suspects of corruption, harassment of journalists and insult on religious grounds.
Recall that the “Magnitsky Act” was passed in the US in 2012. The document defines the circle of persons involved in the death in a Russian remand prison of Magnitsky and introduced for them the ban on entering the US and financial sanctions. Now in the “Magnitsky list” includes those responsible for human rights violations in General. The same or similar legal acts were adopted in great Britain, Canada, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and other countries.
Earlier, the “FACTS” wrote that Russia grossly violates human rights not only on its territory, but in occupied countries. So, the UN Secretary-General, antónio Guterres, released a report on violations of human rights in annexed Crimea, which clearly documented the new Russia’s violations of international humanitarian.