Britain after leaving the European Union will impose sanctions on those who persecute journalists and political activists. Foreign Minister Dominic Raab stated in a column in the Sunday Telegraph.
“When we leave the EU, we will strengthen our sanctions legislation to bring to justice those who seriously violate human rights, through the introduction of a ban on their entry into the UK, the freezing of their assets and Bank accounts,” — said Raab.
These measures, he said, will allow the UK to bring to justice people who persecute journalists and human rights activists.
It is expected that the sanctions list of the United Kingdom will include the names of not only those involved in the attacks on journalists but also those whom London considers associated with the poisoning of former GRU employee Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Britain was officially due to leave the EU on March 29 this year, but British politicians were unable to reach a compromise on the deal, which led to a government crisis and the resignation of Theresa May as Prime Minister. Boris Johnson, who replaced her, announced that the United Kingdom would leave the European Union one way or another. Its deadline is October 31 (a variant of a hard “Brexit” without a deal). In early September, Queen Elizabeth II approved a bill on a possible postponement of “Brexit.”