UK to ban human rights abusing leaders
London: Britain on Wednesday said world leaders who have committed human rights abuses will be banned from entering the country to attend the 2012 London Olympics.
Foreign Office Minister Jeremy Browne said in a written reply to Parliament that leaders linked to such crimes will not be allowed into Britain.
"Entry will be refused where an individual`s presence at the Games or in the UK would not be conducive to the public good," he said.
"Where there is independent, reliable and credible evidence that an individual has committed human rights abuses, the individual will not normally be permitted to enter the UK," he added.
All international visitors applying to enter the United Kingdom for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are subject to the UK`s immigration controls, he said.
"Anyone who is currently subject to a European Union or United Nations travel ban will not be able to come to the Games," Browne said in the reply.
The announcement comes after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said that he was hoping to attend the London Olympics starting from Juy 27.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- PM Narendra Modi's speech at Heart of Asia conference
- Aware of Chinese submarine deployment at Balochistan's Gwadar port, says Navy chief
- Like SAARC, should India boycott Pak in Heart of Asia conference?
- 'Heart of Asia' Conference begins in Amritsar; Sartaj Aziz to pay a visit on Sunday
- Iraqi army inches close to Baghdadi in Mosul- Report
- Rs 14,000 crore default case: Gujarat businessman detained, says money belongs to politicians, babus
- Newly-wed couple Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech perform `bhangra` at Goa airport – Viral video
- Gujarat man who disclosed Rs 14,000 crore unaccounted wealth goes missing
- RBI to issue new Rs 20, Rs 50 notes; old notes to remain legal tender
- Rahul Dravid heaps praise on Virat Kohli, R Ashwin; calls duo modern cricket legends