Shame human rights abusers

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Britain should publish names of human rights abusers who will be denied entry to the UK, a South Yorkshire MP and former Foreign Office minister has urged.

Rotherham MP Denis MacShane said: “It is only by pre-naming and shaming those state functionaries complicit in killings and other human rights abuses that the message will get across that such crimes have consequences.”

Mr MacShane, who served in the Blair government, has campaigned for a ban on Russian officials linked to death of the lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky.

He added that ‘a start could be made’ by banning the rulers of Bahrain from entering Britain until all political prisoners were released and those responsible for killing and torturing pro-democracy protesters investigated.