UK does not impose 'Magnitsky list' visa restrictions
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MOSCOW, September 4 - RAPSI. The UK has not imposed visa restrictions under the "Magnitsky list," the Russian Foreign Ministry's Information and Press Department stated in a report published on Tuesday.
The Magnitsky list includes 60 Russian officials believed by the United States to be involved in Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky's death in an isolation ward in Moscow in 2009.
The UK said its border agency will not make any premature conclusions on visa applications but will take into account all circumstances when making corresponding decisions.
UK's Sunday Times reported on September 2 that the Interior Ministry had allegedly submitted the Magnitsky list to the British Embassy in Moscow. Later, Russian Ambassador to the UK Alexander Yakovenko said he would demand explanations from the UK Foreign Ministry regarding the entry restrictions.
The Magnitksy list was compiled by the U.S. Congress in 2011 as a draft law was being prepared to impose sanctions against individuals allegedly involved in Magnitsky's death and human rights violations in Russia. The list includes judges, security forces personnel and other officials.