By Maya Lester QC & Michael O’Kane

Possible new Russian crime for publishing sanctions information

Russia’s State Duma Committee on State Building and Legislation is considering Amendment No. 710099-7 to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, which would criminalise: The publication of information in the media in relation to sanctioned persons; and Information that could provoke sanctions being imposed on Russia or Russian individuals. Penalty for breach would range from a fine of up …

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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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