Contents tagged with Magnitsky Law

  • Lithuania bans 49 Russians from entering the country under Magnitsky Act

    The Lithuanian Minister of the Interior, Eimutis Misiūnas, has banned 49 Russian citizens from entering the country under the Magnitsky bill, as reported by Ministry spokesperson Karolis Vaitkevičius to BNS.

    A list was compiled by the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) based on consultations with foreign partners, said MFA spokesperson Rasa Jakilaitienė. She specified that the list had been prepared prior to adoption of the Magnitsky bill by the Seimas, and included Russians accused …

  • Russia sentences 'Magnitsky Act' advocate Browder to 9 years in prison in absentia

    William Browder, head of British investment fund Hermitage Capital, has been sentenced to nine years in prison in absentia by Russia for deliberate bankruptcy, reported Interfax, citing the decision of the Tver Moskovdsky District court.

    The Court decided to charge Browder and his partner Ivan Cherkasov, who is also a defendant in the case, for more than 4 billion rubles ($70 million USD) in damages to the aggrieved parties.

    Browder's defense indicated that Browder intends to appeal the …

  • Chechnya leader Kadyrov announces launch of new social network after Facebook and Instagram blocked his accounts

    On the night of December 23, the accounts of Chechnyan leader Ramzan Kadyrov were removed from Instagram and Facebook; after this turn of events, Kadyrov announced the launch of a Chechen social network called Mylistory.

    As reported by the publication TJ, Mylistory is an instagram clone available in the App Store and Google Play. Magomed Eskhanov is noted as the application developer. Externally, the application looks like a complete copy of the old version of the Instagram, in gold color and …

  • Lithuanian parliament adopts ‘Magnitsky Law’

    The Lithuanian Parliament (Seimas) has adopted a law similar to the Magnitsky Act adopted in 2012 by Washington authorities to punish Russian officials guilty of the death of Sergei Magnitsky, a Ukrainian-born Russian accountant who stood up to Russian authorities, accusing them of large-scale fraud. The law passed by the Lithuanian Seimas bans the entry of people suspected of corruption, money laundering, and persons accused of crimes against human rights and civic freedoms.

    In particular, …

  • Lithuanian Parliament approves Magnitsky Law in first reading

    The Lithuanian Seimas has adopted the so-called Magnitsky Law, which prohibits the entry of foreigners associated with large-scale corruption, money laundering and human rights violations, during the first reading, reported Delfi news agency.

    The relevant amendments to the law on the legal status of foreigners were approved by 78 deputies; one deputy voted against, and five abstained.

    According to one of the project’s initiators, conservative leader Gabrielius Landsbergis, Lithuania could …