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The Telegraph reports on submissions filed by Rhys Davies calling for the Foreign Secretary to impose Magnitsky sanctions

14th February 2022

The Telegraph reports on an application for sanctions filed with the FCDO by Rhys Davies and Ben Keith of 5 St Andrew’s Hill Chambers on behalf of Ryan Cornelius. The application is supported by a cross-party group of Peers and MPs, and activist Bill Browder.

A letter signed by Sir Iain Duncan Smith, Andrew Mitchell, Lord Hain of Neath, Sir Simon Hughes, Sir Peter Bottomley and Stephen Kinnock calls for Liz Truss to designate a senior Dubai government official for sanctions under the UK’s Global Human Rights Sanctions Regulations and the Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions Regulations.

Ryan Cornelius has been held in a maximum-security prison in Dubai since 2008. Submissions sent on his behalf, set out how the 67-year-old British businessman has been the victim of state-sanctioned persecution of the most serious kind.

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Year of Call: 2004