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In May 2017, Bhatti was sentenced to life imprisonment for “blasphemy” against Islam, a charge he denies. The mobile phone in question was not registered to his name, according to Christians following the case.

Bhatti’s appeal hearings were repeatedly adjourned, and rather than being acquitted, he was sentenced to death in January 2022. An application to release the Pakistani Christian on bail on medical grounds was recently rejected.
Swiss bank reveals how much Russian money it holds
UBS says its exposure to the sanctioned country is relatively small

Swiss bank UBS is holding roughly $22 billion in invested assets for Russian clients. The figure was unveiled in the bank’s latest quarterly report on Tuesday.

The money belongs to Russian residents potentially affected by sanctions placed on Moscow by the EU and Switzerland in connection with Russia’s military operation in Ukraine.

This is the first time UBS, Switzerland’s largest financial institution and the largest private bank in the world, disclosed the proportion of assets it manages for Russians.

According to the quarterly report, around 0.7% of the total $3.145 trillion in invested assets in UBS’ wealth management division belongs to “Russian persons not entitled to residency in the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland,” potentially subject to sanctions-related restrictions.