In response to British sanctions, Russia banned 25 British officials from entering the country.
The Russian satellite news agency reported on November 21 that in response to British sanctions against Russia over the Magnitsky Act, the Russian government decided to ban 25 British officials from entering the country.
According to CCTV News client, in July this year, British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced that new sanctions will be announced for a total of 49 individuals and groups from Russia, Saudi Arabia, North Korea and Myanmar suspected of human rights violations in recent years.
Measures, the assets of sanctioned people in the UK will be frozen.
It is understood that these individuals and groups are involved in the 2018 Khashoggi murder and the death of Russian lawyer Magnitsky in 2009.
This is the first time that the UK has introduced sanctions on the basis of human rights alone.
In the past, British sanctions have been jointly made in conjunction with the European Union or the United Nations.
Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Russia bans 25 British citizens from entering the country
Moscow, November 21 Russian Foreign Ministry spokesman Zaharova said on the 21st that in response to the unfriendly move of the British side, Russia decided to ban 25 British citizens from entering the country.
Zakharova said that under the framework of the Magnitsky Act, the United Kingdom imposed sanctions on several Russian officials in July this year under the pretext of far-fetched attachment. Russia has provided a detailed explanation of Magnitsky’s death more than once, but the British side turned a blind eye to it. It is not clear what the basis of the British sanctions is. It can only be said that the British side is trying to interfere in the internal affairs of other countries and put pressure on the Russian judicial system.
Zaharova said that in response to the British unfriendly behavior, based on the principle of reciprocity, Russia decided to impose no-entry sanctions on 25 British citizens.
Zaharova said that he hoped that the British leadership would abandon the route of confrontation with Russia, and any unfriendly behavior would trigger a corresponding response.
Magnitsky is a lawyer for a Russian fund management company. He exposed an official corruption case involving up to $230 million. However, the lawyer was arrested for tax evasion and died in a detention center in Moscow in 2009. The death of the lawyer caused a great uproar in Russian society and also attracted the attention of Western countries.
Since then, the United States, the United Kingdom and other countries have introduced the Magnitsky Act to sanction human rights violators and corrupt people. In July this year, under the Magnitsky Act, the United Kingdom announced sanctions on 25 Russian citizens. (