Britain Debating Legislation Similar to US Magnitsky Legislation to Punish Russia

Legislation honoring Sergei Magnitsky in the United States was designed to allow for visa restrictions and asset freezes over connected Russian officials in response to the death of an attorney in Russia, Sergei Magnitsky, who was believed to have been tortured and killed in prison soon after he alleged corruption by government officials.  In retaliation to the US legislation restricting rights of connected Russian officials, Russia banned adoption of Russian children by adoptive parents from the United States.  Now, according to this report, Britain may also be considering legislation similar to the legislation in the United States honoring Magnitsky by punishing connected Russian officials with visa restrictions, asset freezes, and other restrictions.

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