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Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by sorepco(m): 5:36am On Sep 06, 2023
These British people get mind oh! When Margaret Thatcher son was carrying out coups around the world he was seen as a business man and now the Russians are terrorist? Mad westerners indeed!





Wagner, the Russian mercenary group, is set to be proscribed as a terrorist group by the UK government - meaning it will be illegal to be a member or support the organisation.

A draft order to be laid in Parliament will allow its assets to be categorised as terrorist property and seized.

The home secretary said Wagner was "violent and destructive... a military tool of Vladimir Putin's Russia".

She said its work in Ukraine and Africa was a "threat to global security".

Suella Braverman added: "Wagner's continuing destabilising activities only continue to serve the Kremlin's political goals."



"They are terrorists, plain and simple - and this proscription order makes that clear in UK law."

Wagner had played a key role in Russia's invasion of Ukraine, as well as operating in Syria and countries in Africa including Libya and Mali.

Its fighters have been accused of a number crimes including killing and torturing Ukrainian citizens.

Is Wagner still a threat to global security?

In 2020, the US said Wagner soldiers had planted landmines around the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

And in July, the UK said the group had carried out "executions and torture in Mali and the Central African Republic".

The group's future was thrown into uncertainty earlier this year when its leader Yevgeny Prigozhin led a failed mutiny against Russia's military leaders.

What is Russia's Wagner mercenary group?What now for Wagner after Prigozhin's death?

Prigozhin, who founded the group in 2014, died in a suspicious plane crash along with other Wagner figures on 23 August and was buried in St Petersburg.

The group's name will now be added alongside that of other proscribed organisations in the UK such as Hamas and Boko Haram.

The Terrorism Act 2000 gives the home secretary the power to proscribe an organisation if they believe it is concerned in terrorism.

Before the act, it was only possible to proscribe organisations connected to terrorism in Northern Ireland.

The proscription order will make it a criminal offence to support the group - including by arranging a meetings aimed at furthering the organisation's activities, expressing support for its aims or displaying its flag or logo.

Committing a proscription offence could lead to 14 years in prison or a fine of up to £5,000.

The government had come under pressure from MPs for some months to proscribe the group.

Earlier this year, Labour's shadow foreign secretary David Lammy urged the government to proscribe Wagner saying it was "responsible for the appalling atrocities in Ukraine and across the world".

Welcoming the draft order on Tuesday, Mr Lammy said on social media: "This is long overdue, but it's welcome the government has finally acted. Now the government should press for a Special Tribunal to prosecute Putin for his crime of aggression."

The Foreign Office had imposed sanctions on the group, including freezing the assets of Prigozhin and several top commanders.

However, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Conservative MP Alicia Kearns said in July: "Sanctions are not enough - the UK needs to proscribe the Wagner group for what it is: a terrorist organisation."

Her committee also produced a report which said the government had been "remarkably complacent" and criticised its "dismal lack of understanding of Wagner's hold beyond Europe, in particular their grip on African states".

The Wagner Group has been seriously weakened by its failed mutiny in June against Russia's generals, as well as the recent death in the plane crash of its top leadership, BBC Security Correspondent Frank Gardner writes.

But proscribing it in law will make it harder for members to move money around, our correspondent adds. It will also provide a legal basis for Ukrainians and others to sue Wagner for potentially billions of pounds in compensation through the British courts.


https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-66724396
Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by AllenSpencer: 5:47am On Sep 06, 2023
Long overdue!
Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by Christistruth03: 5:59am On Sep 06, 2023
The British are doing the right thing

Wagner Group cannot just march into Africa and be Mining $1 Billion of Resources in Countries like Central Africa Republic in a single year when the Population is wallowing in Squalor

Even Putin they tried to unseat
And even Putin is trying to dismantle the Problem he created for himself with Wagner

They almost took over Russia

A Govt officer had to be telling the West that if Russia's Nuclear weapons fell into Wagner's Soldiers hands even the West wouldn't be safe

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Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by ONEjoblessGUY: 6:28am On Sep 06, 2023
Europe problem.....
How as Wagner positively influence the problems we experience in Africa.......
Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by Dreal1247: 7:08am On Sep 06, 2023
Until we Africans stop idolizing the whites, they will continue to play politics with the collective wellbeing of the people.

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Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by sorepco(m): 8:02am On Sep 06, 2023
Just 1 billion dollars? France us taking ir carting away 100billion dollars a year from her former colonies!


Christistruth03:
The British are doing the right thing

Wagner Group cannot just march into Africa and be Mining $1 Billion of Resources in Countries like Central Africa Republic in a single year when the Population is wallowing in Squalor

Even Putin they tried to unseat
And even Putin is trying to dismantle the Problem he created for himself with Wagner

They almost took over Russia

A Govt officer had to be telling the West that if Russia's Nuclear weapons fell into Wagner's Soldiers hands even the West wouldn't be safe

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Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by Christistruth03: 8:06am On Sep 06, 2023
sorepco:
Just 1 billion dollars? France us taking ir carting away 100billion dollars a year from her former colonies!



That is not True that is Propaganda

What you can argue is that France is trading with it's former Colonies with unfair advantage

But you will end up finding that the biggest Villains are the African leaders themselves

Senegal and Ivory coast were French Colonies that are doing well by African Standards even Benin Republic
Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by sorepco(m): 2:18pm On Sep 06, 2023
They keep about 75% of their foreigndeposits in the French Central Bank and the French government give it to them as loans on a high interest rate...is that fairness?
After independence only French companies were allowed to produce or import certain items for 50 years like paints or mattresses etc...FOR 50 YEARS.
And after the 50 years its still hard for even the citizens of these countries to engage in such business...



Christistruth03:


That is not True that is Propaganda

What you can argue is that France is trading with it's former Colonies with unfair advantage

But you will end up finding that the biggest Villains are the African leaders themselves

Senegal and Ivory coast were French Colonies that are doing well by African Standards even Benin Republic

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Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by Kingsnairaland(m): 2:25pm On Sep 06, 2023
Means nothing because any one can declare those they hate terrorists lol

Wagner is same as black rock or black water.

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Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by Horus(m): 10:58pm On Sep 06, 2023
NATO will be declared a terrorist organisation
Re: Wagner To Be Declared A Terrorist Organisation by udemzyudex(m): 2:11pm On Sep 07, 2023
By who? grin

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