Canada first used its “Magnitsky act” against the Russians

Continued: Russia has given the canadian response to the “Magnitsky list”

The canadian government contributed to the sanctions list of 30 Russian citizens. This was reported on the website of the Cabinet of Ministers.

The report said that the restrictions are effective immediately. As stated in the document, the sanctions were individuals linked with corruption and tax fraud in the amount of 230 million USD, open Sergei Magnitsky in 2008.

It is noted that the list includes officials and officers who have committed gross violations of legal and human rights in relation to Magnitsky during the investigation of his case and pre-trial detention, including psychological and physical violence that ultimately led to his death in a Russian prison in November 2009.

In the list appears the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin.

19 Oct Canada Royal visa received “the Law on victims of corrupt foreign governments,” also called the “Magnitsky act”. The document is a version of American “Act on the rule of law and accountability name of Sergei Magnitsky”. The document will allow Ottawa to seize the assets and property of foreign nationals who may be involved in human rights violations.

The Russian Embassy in Canada in his Twitter called the law “contrary to common sense”. According to the diplomats, he was “hastily adopted with the support of the fugitive fraudster and hated Russian people.” The name of the fugitive fraudster is not directly called, presumably, we are talking about William Browder — the founder of Hermitage Capital, sentenced in absentia by a Russian court to 9 years in prison for tax fraud.

Adopted in 2012 in the U.S. “Magnitsky act” imposes personal sanctions against several dozen Russians. The document is named by the name of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow prison “Matrosskaya Tishina” in 2009, and directed against persons suspected of involvement in his death.