Irish Parliamentary committee removes its Magnitsky list sanctions of Russian Officials

Irish Parliament backs down from Magnitsky list sanctions of Russian officials

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The Irish parliamentary committee has removed its initial demand of introducing visa and financial against Russian officials included in the Magnitsky list that the US endorsed on April 12. Eighteen people from the list are now banned from entering the US. Earlier the Foreign affairs and Trade Committee passed a resolution urging Irelands leadership to express concern over the prison death of Russian lawyer Sergey Magnitsky. Parliamentarians changed the decision after Russia warned the blacklist could “have a negative influence” on the pending adoption agreement between the two countries.

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