Ramzan Kadyrov was included in the Lithuanian analogue of “Magnitsky list”

Ramzan Kadyrov was included in the Lithuanian analogue of “Magnitsky list”

The migration Department of Lithuania has published the analogue of “Magnitsky list”. It included 49 Russians, including the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin, the Deputy head of the Investigative Committee of the interior Ministry Oleg Logunov.

In the message on the Department’s website notes that “the decision on the timing of prohibition of entry to Lithuania is set based on the situation and circumstances”.

A law prohibiting the entrance to the Baltic Republic to persons who, in the opinion of Vilnius, are linked with corruption, money laundering or violations of human rights, was approved by the Lithuanian Parliament and President in November 2017 and entered into force in January.

The press Secretary to Mr Kadyrov, Alvi Karimov, said that the Lithuanian list is “dummy, which does not deserve attention”.

“If the authors of this paper has been concerned with human rights in the Chechen Republic, they would have received exhaustive information indicating that the issue in Chechnya the situation is better than anywhere else in the world, and especially in Lithuania”, — said Mr. Karimov, “RIA Novosti”.

He stressed that Lithuania “is not included and is not included in the list of countries” that are of interest Ramzan Kadyrov, “at least out of curiosity”.

The original “Magnitsky act” was passed in the US in December 2012 in respect of the persons involved, according to Washington, the death of lawyer of Hermitage Capital of Sergei Magnitsky. The document introduces personal sanctions against persons responsible for violation of human rights and the rule of law. The analogue of this normative act has also developed Canada — the law on victims of corrupt governments entered into force on 19 October.