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UK urged to sanction 'top Putin oligarchs' as new powers take effect

Follow US lead and seize assets of Russians accused of human rights abuses, say campaignersBritain should target high-profile Russians with economic sanctions soon after so-called Magnitsky powers passed by parliament come into force, according to campaigners and MPs who supported the introduction of the legislation in the wake of the Salisbury poisoning.Bill Browder called on the government to implement “swift and robust action” against individuals. The financier, who supports the introduction of sanctions against Russians accused of violating human rights, added that “top Putin oligarchs should be on that list”....

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Published By: theguardian.com - Tuesday, 22 May