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Saturday, February 25, 2017

British MPs have decided to adopt the Magnitsky list by analogy with the United States


The draft resolution on sanctions against defendants in the Magnitsky list published on the website of the British Parliament. The document posted there on 11 April, today drew the attention of RBC.


photo: Natalia Gubernatorova

The text of the resolution refers to the fact that the extension of similar us sanctions on Russian citizens related to corruption, fraud and violation of human rights.

For them it is proposed to close the entrance to the Kingdom and to freeze all assets in the country, traditionally considered Russia a “safe haven” for the output of capital. We are talking about 18 the Russians, and a list by name of ex-investigator Pavel Karpov.

Last, we recall, was developed in Russia, the judicial activity, by filing an action in court to Alexei Navalny and Dmitry Gudkov. Both politicians he accuses of slander, claiming that he did not have anything to do with Magnitsky’s death in jail and has no foreign assets.

While Gudkov Karpov, the trial court lost, but the appeal has returned the claim on new consideration. Experts believe that in case of winning the lawsuits in Russian courts their decision will become an additional argument for Karpov and other defendants in the Magnitsky list for its cancellation. The petition on the website of the US White House, calling to cancel the “Magnitsky act”, was recently rejected, despite the fact that it has collected over 200 thousand signatures.

At the moment the document was signed by 13 MPs.

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