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The Houses of Parliament in London, pictured in January 2018. The U.K. has passed a bill into law that allows sanctions to be imposed on people suspected of human rights abuses. (AFP/Daniel Leal-Olivas)

CPJ welcomes introduction of UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

May 24, 2018, London–The Committee to Protect Journalists today welcomed the U.K.’s decision to pass into law legislation that addresses human rights abuses. The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, which yesterday received Royal Assent to be passed into law, includes a “Magnitsky amendment” that empowers the U.K. to apply sanctions against individuals suspected of human…

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