Commenting on the government’s Magnitsky amendment concession to the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, Liberal Democrat MP Tom Brake said: 

"Liberal Democrats have consistently fought for a Magnitsky Act, calling on the Conservative government to seize the assets of those who commit human rights violations. These people and their money are not welcome in the UK and must not be given sanctuary in our cities. 

"For too long this government have allowed wealthy, powerful kleptocrats to use the UK as a safe haven despite human rights abuses and a disregard for UK sovereignty. Seizing the UK-based assets of those implicated is essential and long overdue."

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