Posts Tagged ‘kent’

July 2012

Russia’s Counter To Magnitsky Bill


Russia is planning to sanction all supporters of the Magnitsky Act, Russian Izvestia daily reported. The US Senate approved a bill last week that would impose financial and visa restrictions on foreign officials connected to human rights abuse. The bill is named after a Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who was allegedly killed in prison by police.

Russia reacted to the Magnitsky Act with threats, as the bill was originally drafted to impose sanctions specifically on Russian officials involved in human right abuses. Izvestia reported on Friday that the Russian Parliament is discussing a long list of individuals who might be banned from Russia under a draft “Law On Measures against Individuals Involved in Violation of Russian Citizens’ Rights Abroad.” This law was introduced in June 2011.

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