Sergei Magnitsky

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th July 2012.

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Photo of Lord Alton of Liverpool Lord Alton of Liverpool Crossbench

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will impose travel restrictions on those who have been implicated in the death of the Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, and maintain such restrictions until any charges have been brought.

Photo of Lord Henley Lord Henley The Minister of State, Home Department

The Magnitsky case remains of serious concern to the UK Government and it is vitally important that the Russian Government ensure that justice is achieved in this case.

The immigration rules allow for the refusal of entry in cases where there is independent, reliable and credible evidence that an individual has committed human rights abuses. In such cases, the individual will be routinely refused entry to the UK.

The UK has a long-established practice of not commenting routinely on the details of individual visa cases.

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