UK preparing Magnitsky sanctions over Belarus human rights violations - minister

24 Sep 2020 / 20:14 H.

    LONDON, Sept 24 (Reuters) - Britain is preparing Magnitsky sanctions against individuals in Belarus in coordination with the United States and Canada, foreign minister Dominic Raab said on Thursday, after heavily criticising the country's recent election.

    "Given (Belarus President Alexander) Lukashenko's fraudulent inauguration, I have directed the FCDO (foreign office) sanctions team to prepare Magnitsky sanctions for those responsible for the serious human rights violations," Raab told parliament.

    "We are coordinating with the United States and Canada to prepare appropriate listings as a matter of urgency." (Reporting by Kate Holton and Elizabeth Piper, writing by William James, editing by Estelle Shirbon)

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