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19
November 2014

Statement by OSCE PA human rights chair on the five-year anniversary of the death of Sergei Magnitsky

OSCE PA

On the eve of the 5th anniversary of the death of Sergei Magnistky, the Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly’s human rights committee, Isabel Santos (MP, Portugal), has called for an end to impunity in Russia and greater attention to the persistent link between corruption and human rights transgressions across the OSCE area.

“The killing of whistleblowing Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky on 16 November 2009 captured the attention of the world, but still, five years later, has not brought the change to his country that its citizens deserve. Let us mark this anniversary by remembering why Magnitsky’s life was taken – that is, for speaking truth to power. Let us renew our call for an end to impunity in Russia, not only for the people who killed this true patriot, but for the systemic corruption, human rights transgressions and lack of rule of law that have led to his and other unacceptable deaths there,” Santos said.

“We must also remember why Magnitsky’s case continues to have meaning far beyond Russia: On an almost weekly basis we hear of instances across the OSCE area and in the wider world in which state authorities abuse their power to silence those who expose lapses in the rule of law. Lawlessness and corruption continue to erode human rights. I applaud the numerous countries that have imposed visa bans and asset freezes on Russian officials implicated in Magnitsky’s killing, but the OSCE and the international community must do more to demand adherence in Russia and beyond to the norms of a civilized and just world,” Santos added.

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27
July 2012

Convicted Criminal Klyuev IN OSCE ,MONACO


Russian Government Facilitates Lobbying by Convicted Criminal Klyuev against Magnitsky Sanctions at the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Monaco

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11
July 2012

Akaki Minashvili speaking about Sergei Magnitsky

OSCE Parliamentary Assembley

Akaki Minashvili, Chairman of Foreign Affairs Comittee in Georgia, was speaking to the OSCE PA about the rule of law in Russia and the Sergei Magnitsky case. He called on fellow delegates to support a resolution calling for visa bans and asset freezes in the government officals who played a role in the false arrest, torture and death of Magnitsky in 2009.

Sergei Magnitsky, a 37-year old Russian lawyer who was investigating the money laundering by the Klyuev Oorganised Crime Group, was falsely arrested, tortured and killed in police custody two and a half years ago. His killers have not been brought to justice in Russia.

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11
July 2012

Senator John McCain on Sergei Magnitsky

OSCE Parliamentary Assembley

Senator John McCain speaks at the OSCE PA 21st Annual Session in Monaco about the rule of law in Russia and the case of Sergei Magnitsky. He supported a resolution at the Assembley calling for visa bans and asset freezes across OSCE countries on those responsible for the false arrest, torture and death of Magnitsky in 2009.

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