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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…)
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…)
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…)
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…)