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Russia Responds to European Magnitsky Sanctions by Suspending All Probes into Implicated Officials

April 3, 2014

In an appar­ent response to the adop­tion by the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment of the Mag­nit­sky Sanc­tions List of 32 Rus­sians, this morn­ing the Russ­ian author­i­ties announced that they have “sus­pended” all inves­ti­ga­tions of Russ­ian offi­cials impli­cated in Mag­nit­sky tes­ti­monies and the com­plaints filed by his col­leagues. (more…)



European Parliament Adopts Magnitsky Sanctions List on 32 Russians

April 2, 2014

Today the Euro­pean Par­lia­ment adopted a res­o­lu­tion on tar­geted asset freezes and visa sanc­tions on 32 Rus­sians in the Mag­nit­sky case. It is now for the EU Coun­cil to decide on its enact­ment. (more…)



Russian Authorities Defy Council of Europe Magnitsky Resolution by Upholding Posthumous Guilty Verdict Against Sergei Magnitsky

January 31, 2014

Today, the Russ­ian author­i­ties defied the res­o­lu­tion adopted three days ago by the Par­lia­men­tary Assem­bly of the Coun­cil of Europe (PACE) by uphold­ing the posthu­mous guilty ver­dict against Sergei Mag­nit­sky who was tor­tured and killed in Russ­ian cus­tody four years ago.
The Moscow City Court announced this morn­ing that the posthu­mous ver­dict against Mag­nit­sky “auto­mat­i­cally” came into force “because nobody chal­lenged it”.
Just three days ago, del­e­gates from 47 mem­ber coun­tries of PACE h (more…)



ПАСЕ РЕКОМЕНДУЕТ ВВЕСТИ САНКЦИИ В СЛУЧАЕ ОТКАЗА РОССИИ ПРИВЛЕЧЬ ВИНОВННЫХ В ГИБЕЛИ ЮРИСТА ФОНДА HERMITAGE СЕРГЕЯ МАГНИТСКОГО И В РАСКРЫТОМ ИМ ХИЩЕНИИ 5,4 МИЛЛИАРДОВ РУБЛЕЙ

January 28, 2014

Парламентская ассамблея Совета Европы на сегодняшней сессии большинством голосов (151 – за, 25 – против) одобрила резолюцию, в которой рекомендовала странам Совета Европы ввести санкции в случае, если российские власти в разумное время не отреагируют на резолюцию, требующую прекратить посмертное преследование Магнитского, прекратить уголовные дела в отношении других юристов фонда Her­mitage, и привлечь к суду всех причастных к гибели Магнитского и к раскрытому им хищению коррумпированными чиновниками и криминальными элементами 5,4 миллиардов рублей из российской казны. (http://www.assembly.coe.int/nw/xml/Votes/DB-VotesResults-EN.asp?VoteID=34812&DocID=14854). (more…)



PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE VOTED 81% IN FAVOR OF U.S.-LIKE MAGNITSKY SANCTIONS IF RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO ENJOY IMPUNITY

January 28, 2014

The Par­lia­men­tary Assem­bly of the Coun­cil of Europe, which unites 47 coun­tries, has called today for the intro­duc­tion of U.S.-like Mag­nit­sky sanc­tions by Coun­cil of Europe mem­ber states if Russ­ian author­i­ties fail within the rea­son­able time­frame to adhere to the PACE Res­o­lu­tion. The Res­o­lu­tion calls on Rus­sia to end impunity of Russ­ian offi­cials by bring­ing to account those respon­si­ble for Magnitsky’s death, stop­ping his posthu­mous pros­e­cu­tion and the pres­sure on his fam­ily, and clos­ing crim­i­nal cases against other Her­mitage Fund’s lawyers who reported the $230 mil­lion theft and defended the Fund against the fraud. (more…)



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