The draft resolution, which extends to the UK sanctions against defendants in the American “Magnitsky act”, posted on the website of the British Parliament. The initiator of introduction of the draft resolution were made by the member of Parliament from the liberal Democrats That Break. Currently, under the draft resolution signed by 13 MPs. The document, according to information on the website of Parliament, was made on April 11.
In the draft resolution it is proposed to introduce personal sanctions against 18 Russian citizens, who are already in the U.S. sanctions list in connection with the Magnitsky case. The sanctions, which propose to introduce the British parliamentarians, similar to the U.S. — defendants in the “Magnitsky list” proposes to ban entry to the UK, and their assets frozen.
The document also proposes to formally “Express concern” due to the fact that many Russian citizens to reveal the facts of corruption and human rights violations, persecuted or killed.
Among the Russians, against whom offered to impose sanctions — a former investigator in the Magnitsky case Pavel Karpov, former head of Butyrka prison the prison Dmitry br, former heads of local tax inspections no 25 and 28 Himin Elena and Olga Stepanova, as well as Federal judge of the Tver court of Moscow Alexei Krivoruchko.
The “Magnitsky act”, which establishes personal sanctions against individuals, which the US believes was involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, was adopted in 2012.
In February 2016 the list was extended — it added the names of former Deputy Minister of internal Affairs Alexey Anichin, investigators of the interior Ministry Boris and Oleg Kibis Urzhumtseva, head of Department of the TFR Paul Lapshova and Evgenia Antonova.
The lawyer of Firestone Duncan, Sergei Magnitsky, providing services to a Fund Hermitage Capital, died in the SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina” in November 2009. Magnitsky was suspected of Russian justice in the illegal return of ostensibly unduly paid in 2006 income tax. At the same time, the head of Hermitage Capital and lawyers claim that Magnitsky uncovered the scheme of embezzlement from the budget, including the theft of about $5.4 billion as “overpaid taxes”. Magnitsky claimed that the embezzlement scheme involved officials from various government agencies, including the interior Ministry.