The house of Commons of Canada adopted an analogue of “Magnitsky act”

The house of Commons of Canada adopted an analogue of “Magnitsky act”

The analogue of “Magnitsky act” passed the lower house of the Parliament of Canada. Ahead of the vote in the Senate. Moscow has promised that will not leave unanswered this “confrontational act”.

The house of Commons of the Parliament of Canada in the third and final reading, adopted the analogue of “Magnitsky act”. Voted 277 deputies, against — 0, reports CBC News.

Thus, the lower house of Parliament approved made earlier in the document amendments for which the paper was forced to return again to the house of Commons. Now the document is sent to the upper house (Senate) for final approval. After that, the signature of the Governor-General of Canada.

Canadian law, dubbed “justice for victims of corrupt foreign officials”, in fact is an analogue of the “Magnitsky act” adopted in the States in 2012.

In the canadian Parliament a document introduced in 2016, a Senator from the Conservative party of Canada Raynell of Andrichak. The document provides for the freezing of assets and canceling of visas to foreign officials implicated in human rights violations.

At the hearing it was stipulated that the law primarily will affect the authorities in Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Vietnam and Myanmar.

Moscow has previously reacted to the plans of Ottawa to adopt a corresponding document. So in a statement posted on Twitter of the Russian Embassy in Canada said that the canadian “Magnitsky act” is a “continuation of a failed policy [government of Canada] pursued Russophobic elements.” The statement also mentioned about the plans of Moscow to take “decisive and reciprocal countermeasures”.

Comment by the Russian Embassy in Canada on Bill S-226 (#MagnitskyAct) #Magnitsky

— Russia in Canada (@RussianEmbassyC) on 3 October 2017.
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On the eve of the upcoming adoption of the analogue of “Magnitsky act” in Canada, commented the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova. She also promised that the adoption of this law will not remain without response.

Sergei Magnitsky — the lawyer of Fund Hermitage Capital, was arrested by the Russian authorities in 2008 on the case of evasion of the Fund from tax. The head of Hermitage Capital William Browder claimed that the persecution of Magnitsky is due to the fact that he revealed a corruption scheme of withdrawal of funds from the Russian budget. Magnitsky died in prison in 2009. Browder after his death began an international campaign to punish the perpetrators of the theft of taxes and the death of a lawyer.