By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

18 countries expel Russian intelligence officers; UK Commons inquiry

More than 20 countries have announced their intention to expel over 100 Russian intelligence officers from their countries. The US is expelling 60 Russian intelligence officers in retaliation for the Salisbury poisoning, in order to reduce Russia’s ability to “spy on Americans” and show Russia that “its actions have consequences” (see White House statements here and here). 48 are based...

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Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human...

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