Britain imposed sanctions against Bastrykin and 24 Russians

The Ministry of foreign Affairs of great Britain on 6 July published the list of persons against which sanctions are imposed under the law in 2018 on the prevention of money laundering.

In the list of 25 citizens of Russia, among them – the head of the Investigative Committee Alexander Bastrykin. The sanctions imposed on formastitis Prosecutor General Viktor grin, Deputy interior Minister Alexei Anichin.

The list includes those whom the UK considers implicated in the death of a lawyer, employee of Hermitage Capital of Sergei Magnitsky: investigator Oleg Silchenko, the chief of the prison “Matrosskaya Tishina” Fikret Tagiyev, the judge Alexey Krivoruchko and others.

Only London has imposed sanctions against 47 people; in addition to the Russians, they are citizens of Myanmar and Saudi Arabia is involved in human rights violations.

The British foreign office recalled that, according to the agreement on Brexit, the EU sanctions imposed for violation of human rights, will act on the territory by 31 December 2020, and then to apply purely national sanctions legislation.

May 1, 2018 House of Commons of the Parliament of Britain adopted in the final reading the law on sanctions and money laundering, to include the “Magnitsky amendment” which imposes restrictions on the issuance of visas and freeze assets of those responsible for gross violations of human rights. In 2019, the Minister for foreign Affairs Dominic Raab said that after Brexit , the UK will apply the “Magnitsky amendment”.

The laws, named after lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in 2009 in a remand prison in Moscow at the age of 37 years, made in the USA, Canada and some EU member States.

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