London will impose sanctions against Saudi officials after abduction of journalist

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The UK foreign office will bring representatives of security agencies and officials of Saudi Arabia, in the sanctions list, which is currently being developed. About it reports The Independent.

According to the publication, the imposition of sanctions is seen by diplomats as a very likely scenario. “The Treasury Department [the foreign Ministry] were given instructions to identify potential targets for sanctions, and this work has been significantly intensified in the last 48 hours,” said the source.

According to him, the British government could apply the “Magnitsky amendment”, allowing to answer the restrictive measures on gross violations of human rights. According to the law, the names of the persons involved in gross human rights violations will be made public. The amendment to the bill on sanctions and anti-money laundering was adopted in may. It complies with the same law 2012-year developed in the United States.

On 10 October, the Turkish authorities have declared wanted a black van, which presumably may be the remains of Kalkaji, well-known critic of the government. In 2017, he moved to the United States, where he collaborated with the newspaper The Washington Post, pointing to problems in power.

The reporter went missing on October 2, when applied to genkosuljstvo Saudi Arabia to Turkey, where he planned to divorce papers. The wife says that he is not out of institutions; employees insist that the room was empty.

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