Embassy of the Russian Federation: the canadian analogue of “Magnitsky act” irrational
Enacted in Canada, the law “is named after Sergei Magnitsky about the victims of corrupt foreign governments,” which is similar to the American “Magnitsky act” is contrary to common sense, said the Russian Embassy in Canada.
“Contrary to common sense, S-226 (the act) came into force. Irrational act lobbied the fugitive fraudster and deviationist from taxes and haters of Russia”, — said in a Twitter of the Embassy.
The document is directed against officials from Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Myanmar and Vietnam, which, in the opinion of the canadian authorities, violate human rights in their countries. The act specifically provides for the freezing of assets and revokes visas for the accused to Canada.
The law is named for auditor of the British Fund Hermitage Capital Management Sergey Magnitsky, who was arrested on charges of establishment for the Fund of illegal schemes of tax evasion. While under investigation, Magnitsky had accused of corruption a number of Russian officials. He died in a Moscow investigative isolation ward “Matrosskaya Tishina” in November 2009. According to the Fund, Magnitsky’s death has occurred due to the failure to provide medical care.