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EU sanctions 33 individuals and 2 entities over Russian opposition leader’s death

On 22 March 2024, the European Union sanctioned 33 individuals and 2  entities in response to the death of the Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny in an Arctic penal colony under the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime (EUGHRSR) that addresses serious human rights violations and abuses worldwide.

“The sanctions send a signal to Russia that the persecution and oppression of the opposition in the country do not go unnoticed,” the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Lithuania Gabrielius Landsbergis said.

The sanctions demonstrate the EU’s effort to hold Russia’s political leadership and authorities accountable for Navalny’s death.

The sanctioned individuals include Russian officials from the judicial and penitentiary systems. Their assets in the EU will be frozen, and they will be banned from entering the bloc.

The EU is also debating a new sanctions regime against Russia in response to the escalating mass repression of those who speak out against Russia’s unprecedented war on Ukraine and those who dared to criticise the government’s actions.
 
For more information on the sanctions, please click here: https://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/press/press-releases/2024/03/22/death-of-alexei-navalny-eu-sanctions-33-individuals-and-two-entities-under-its-global-human-rights-sanctions-regime/