This freezing order, which takes effect from 12 pm on 22nd January, prohibits persons I the UK from making funds available to or for the benefit of Andrey Lugovoy and Dmitri Kovtun, in accordance with relevant provisions contained in the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.  The Order is made on the basis of reasonable belief that action constituting a threat to the life of Alexander Litvinenko, being a national and resident of the UK (and who was poisoned in London in 2006 using polonium-210) has been taken by persons specified in Article 3 of the Order who are judged to be residents of a country or territory outside of the UK (in this case, Russia).  HM Treasury believe that this Order will be an effective deterrent to prevent similar activities being undertaken again.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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