Contents tagged with Magnitsky Act

  • Latvian police seize assets under Magnitsky Act

    The Latvian State Police's Office for Combating Economic Crimes seized in February assets in the case of Sergei Magnitsky worth about $500,000, RuBaltic.ru reports.

    Police identified bank accounts and property in the $230 million money laundering scheme which was exposed by Sergei Magnitsky.

    "Latvian accounts were used for purchases by Russian citizens," the police said. Among the assets seized are two real estate properties in Latvia bought from Cypriot accounts. The bank account of a widow …

  • Russia asks Facebook and Instagram to explain why Kadyrov’s account were blocked

    The Federal Service for Supervision of Communications, Information Technology, and Mass Media, (Roskomnadzor) asked the social networks, Facebook and Instagram, to provide explanations for blocking accounts belonging to the leadership of Chechnya, in particular, the Head of the Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov.

    On December 26th, Roskomnadzor sent a letter to Facebook’s management asking about the reasons for removing Ramzan Kadyrov's accounts from Facebook and Instagram," according to the Russian …

  • US imposes sanctions on head of Chechnya Kadyrov

    Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov was sanctioned by the United States under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 (the Magnitsky Act), according to the updated sanctions list published on the website of the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

    Besides Kadyrov, four other Russians were targeted under the Magnitsky Act: Ayub Kataev, Yulia Mayorova, Andrei Pavlov, and Alexei Sheshenya.

    The American authorities consider Kadyrov guilty of “killings, torture, and other gross …

  • In response to Ottawa’s sanctions Russia bans entry for many Canadians

    Russia banned the entry into the country for many Canadians, responding to new Canadian sanctions in connection with the recently adopted Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act– Canadian equivalent of the "Magnitsky Act", as stated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia Maria Zakharova.

    According to Zakharova, Moscow repeatedly warned the Canadian authorities against attempts to exert sanctions pressure on Russia.

    We have to act in a similar fashion. Based on the principle …

  • Obama expands Magnitsky Act globally

    US President Barack Obama signed the Pentagon’s 2017 budget into law, which expanded the use of the Magnitsky Act on accountability in the area of human rights. Henceforth, the act applies to all countries in the world and will enable Washington to impose sanctions against individuals involved in corruption and human rights violations. Previously, the act applied solely to Russian citizens, Deutsche Welle reported.

    The document, in particular, allows the US president to "impose sanctions …