Russia blocks entry to US Senator for involvement in US sanctions policy

The Russian Embassy in Washington DC, USA, announced last week that it has refused to issue a visa to US Senator Jeanne Shaheen due to her being present on a Russian blacklist “created in response to US sanctions against [Russia]”. Senator Shaheen was an original co-sponsor of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, which later became...

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Michael O'Kane

Michael was called to the Bar in 1992 and prior to joining Peters & Peters was a senior specialist prosecutor at the Crown Prosecution Service Headquarters (CPS). He was a key member of a small specialist unit responsible for the prosecution of serious and high-profile fraud, terrorist,...

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