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Russian Interior Ministry Produces False Information to Assist one Officer in Attempt to Get Off of New U.S. Magnitsky List

May 23, 2014

Yes­ter­day, the Moscow branch of the Russ­ian Inte­rior Min­istry responded to the inclu­sion of its offi­cial Andrei Krechetov in the U.S. Mag­nit­sky List with a state­ment claim­ing that he did not have direct role in the Magnitsky’s case.

On 20 May 2014, the U.S. Trea­sury pub­lished an addi­tion to the Mag­nit­sky List, which included 10 Rus­sians with per­sonal involve­ment in the Mag­nit­sky case, includ­ing the Inte­rior Min­istry offi­cial Andrei Krechetov. (more…)

Norwegian Government Offers William Browder ‘Safe Passage’ to Pursue Magnitsky Campaign in Norway

April 10, 2014

The Nor­we­gian gov­ern­ment has decided to pro­tect William Brow­der, the leader of the Mag­nit­sky jus­tice cam­paign from Russ­ian per­se­cu­tion on their ter­ri­tory.
In a let­ter sent to Mr Browder’s UK lawyers, the Nor­we­gian Min­istry of Jus­tice said that they have con­cluded that in light of the polit­i­cal nature of the pro­ceed­ings against Brow­der, Nor­way would not extra­dite or pro­vide legal assis­tance to Rus­sia in rela­tion to Mr Brow­der.
“The Nor­we­gian Min­istry of Jus­tice and Pub­lic Secu­rity is at present of the view that the cri­te­ria for extra­di­tion and Mutual Legal Assis­tance are not ful­filled,” said the Nor­we­gian Jus­tice Min­istry in its let­ter. (more…)

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…)

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