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UK Lawmakers Urge Gov't To Impose Russia Sanctions

Law360, London (May 14, 2019, 9:01 PM BST) -- More than 50 U.K. lawmakers accused the government on Tuesday of using Brexit as an “excuse” to not levy sanctions against individuals accused of violating human rights, despite Russian agents carrying out a nerve-agent poisoning attack on British soil.

Chris Bryant, the chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Russia, urged the government to begin using so-called Magnitsky powers to impose sanctions — including visa bans — on human rights abusers, starting with the Russians behind last year’s Novichok attacks. 

Bryant, along with 51 other cross-party members of Parliament, demanded action from Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt in the wake of the attacks,...

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