Contents tagged with Magnitsky List

  • Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs bans entry to 49 persons named in 'Magnitsky list'

    The Latvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has banned 49 persons named in the Magnitsky list from entering the country, as announced by Edgars Rinkēvičs, Latvian Minister for Foreign Affairs, on his Twitter feed.

    "Pursuant [to the] resolution of [the] Saeima (Parliament of Latvia), and based on Immigration law, I have banned 49 individuals from entering the territory of the Republic of Latvia, sending [a] clear signal that rule of law and human rights matter," Rinkēvičs wrote.

    In early February, …

  • Latvia approves imposing sanctions against those on Magnitsky List

    On Thursday, February 8, the Latvian Saeima approved the introduction of sanctions against those on the so-called Magnitsky List, Delfi news outlet reports.

    The bill, previously approved by the Parliamentary Commission for Foreign Affairs, lists 49 individuals who will be banned from entering Latvia. The results of the vote led the Saeima to call on the Cabinet of Ministers to impose the sanctions. According to the main provisions of the Magnitsky Act, foreigners who are associated with large- …

  • Kremlin promises to respond to publication of 'Magnitsky List' in Lithuania

    Russia will respond to the publication of the “Magnitsky List” in Lithuania, based on the “principle of reciprocity,” stated the Department of Information and Press of the Russian Foreign Ministry, RIA Novosti reports.

    “Openly Russophobic actions of the Lithuanian lawmakers and authorities have long been unsurprising. Lithuania, as you know, has secured for itself the most unseemly place in the anti-Russian hysteria unleashed in the West,” said to the ministry.

    According to the Foreign …

  • Chechen leader Kadyrov accuses the West of information attacks on Chechnya

    Chechen Leader Ramzan Kadyrov, at a meeting with senior law enforcement and special services officers stated that reports about violations of human rights in Chechnya are “information attacks” launched by western countries, as reported on the Chechen government website.

    In particular, Kadyrov said that despite the fact that “Chechnya is barely visible on a map” it frequently comes up as the center of attention of “western states and their minions in our country.” Kadyrov refuted “all …

  • Lithuania releases list of Russians affected by Magnitsky Act

    On Monday the Lithuanian Department of Migration released a list of 49 Russian citizens who are banned from entering Lithuania due to rights violations and money laundering, Delfi news agency reports.

    The list was released last week on the basis of the so-called “Magnitsky Act”, which came into force on January 1 in Lithuania. The list which was published online mentions the names, surnames, dates of birth and nationalities of the people it affects. Notably, the list features the name of …

  • 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 …

  • Lithuania puts 44 names on the Magnitsky List

    The Lithuanian Parliament or Seimas has decided to add 44 names to the list of individuals banned from the country under the law known as the Magnitsky Act, Diena newspaper reports.

    The decision was adopted by the majority vote of 82 out of 83 members of Parliament. One member abstained from the vote.

    “By this decision I am calling on the government to put on the black list individuals who were closely involved in the murder of Sergei Magnitsky. This will make our Magnitsky list complete,” …

  • Russian Prosecutor General asked the US to open a criminal case against Putin’s critic Browder

    The Russian Prosecutor General, Yury Chaika has requested the United States to launch a probe into British investor William Browder, on whose initiative the United States adopted the so-called "Magnitsky Act" on sanctions against Russian human rights violators.

    According to Radio Liberty, Chaika is said to have requested this in his letter to US Attorney General Jeff Sessions. In another letter, he called on the US to verify the validity of the adoption of the "Magnitsky Act" itself. According …

  • The U.S. Department of Treasury expanded the Magnitsky sanctions list

    On the 9th of January, the Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Alexander Bastrykin and another four Russian citizens were added to the Magnitsky sanctions list. According to the updated list published on the Ministry’s website, another five Russian citizens, Alexander Bastrykin, Stanislav Gordievsky, Dmitri Kovtun, Andrey Lugovoy and Gennady Plaksin were targeted by sanctions under the Magnitsky Act.

    Meanwhile, the Spokesperson for the United States Department of State, John Kirby …

  • Magnitsky list expanded to include 30 more Russian officials

    As reported by Radio Liberty, the International Foundation of Justice for Sergei Magnitsky, published a new list of officials who, in the organization’s opinion, are involved in the posthumous prosecution of the late Hermitage Capital lawyer.

    This list includes 30 members of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, the General Prosecutor's Office, the FSB and the Investigative Committee of Russia, which, according to the fund, supervised the posthumous prosecution against Sergei Magnitsky. …