UK rejects visa for poisoned spy’s niece

Britain’s Home Office says it has rejected a visa application for the niece of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent in the southwestern city of Salisbury.
The authorities said in a statement Friday that Viktoria Skripal’s visa application was denied on the grounds that it “did not comply with the immigration rules.” It did not elaborate.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on March 4 and have been in a British hospital ever since.
Viktoria told the AP she had been told to come to the British Embassy in Moscow on Friday afternoon but the embassy emailed her to say the appointment has been cancelled.
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