UK: ALEXANDER LEBEDEV QUITS ROLE AT THE INDEPENDENT AFTER CANADA SANCTIONS

On 24 May, the Guardian reported that the Russian oligarch, 62, who bought the British news outlet for £1 in 2010, ‘directly enabled’ Putin’s war, says Canada.  He has now quit his role at the Independent, shortly after being placed under economic sanctions by Canada.  He stepped down as a director of Independent Print Ltd the day after it was publicly reported that he was on the Canadian sanctions list.  The company is one of the web of businesses involved in the ownership of the Independent and London’s Evening Standard.  The Guardian also notes that the decision to put Alexander Lebedev on the sanctions list has renewed scrutiny of the UK Prime Minister’s decision to award a peerage to his 42-year-old son, Evgeny.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/2022/may/24/alexander-lebedev-quits-independent-role-after-canada-sanctions

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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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