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Entries in Sergei Magnitsky (35)

Tuesday
Aug012017

Rogers and Todorov: How does the new UK law define gross human rights abuses?

In the prior post, we introduced readers to the UK's Criminal Finances Act, a new law that expands remedies for UK prosecutors to use against gross human rights abuses. But what are gross human rights abuses?

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Monday
May012017

POTUS: We'll enforce Global Magnitsky Act against human rights abusers and kleptocrats

The White House sent a letter to Congress pledging a commitment to the "robust and thorough enforcement" of the Global Magnitsky Act.

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Friday
Mar242017

Magnitsky family lawyer falls from fourth floor window

A Russian lawyer representing the family of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky suffered serious head injuries after falling from the fourth floor of his apartment building near Moscow.

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Wednesday
Feb222017

UK House of Commons passes Magnitsky sanctions bill

The late Sergei Magnitsky (Image courtesy of billbrowder.com)The UK House of Commons Tuesday passed legislation that would expand the powers of the government and courts to freeze assets of human rights violators.

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Tuesday
Jan102017

OFAC adds five Russians to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control added five Russians to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.

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Monday
Dec192016

Congress adopts global Magnitsky human rights act

The U.S. Congress has voted to give the President the power to punish human rights violators and corrupt leaders from any country by banning them from travel to the United States and freezing their U.S. assets.

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Wednesday
Oct262016

Court disqualifies BakerHostetler for switching sides in Magnitsky-related case

A federal appeals court this month disqualified the BakerHostetler law firm and one of its partners from representing a firm linked to the tax fraud Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky exposed before he died in a Russian prison.

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Tuesday
Feb022016

OFAC adds five to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Ukrainian to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.

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Thursday
May072015

Canada Senate adopts Magnitsky sanctions resolution

Image courtesy of justiceforsergei.comThe Canadian Senate adopted a motion calling for sanctions against those involved in the torture and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the cover up of the state crimes he exposed.

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Wednesday
Mar252015

Has Putin perverted Interpol?

Red Notices from Interpol's website (click to enlarge)Interpol -- the International Criminal Police Organization -- isn't a police force. It's an information clearing house that promotes international police cooperation.

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Tuesday
Dec302014

OFAC adds four to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added four individuals to the list of  Russians subject to travel bans and asset freezes under the Magnitsky Act. Two of the Russians named Monday hold top posts in Russia-controlled Chechnya.

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Sunday
Nov162014

Statement by Bill Browder on 5th Anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky's Killing in Russian Police Custody

Dear Friends and supporters,
 
Today marks the 5th anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky's killing in Russian police custody. Sergei was my lawyer who was murdered because he exposed one of the largest government corruption schemes in Russian history. After he testified against the police officers involved, he was arrested by the same officers and was then systematically tortured for 358 days. On November 16, 2009 he went into critical condition and instead of being treated, he was put in an isolation cell and beaten by eight riot guards with rubber batons until he was dead at the age of 37.

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