The head of the RCDS Alexander Bastrykin
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In the list of individuals, which imposed sanctions, the U.S. Treasury in connection with the case of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, was the head of the RCDS Alexander Bastrykin, and four Russians, including Dmitry Kovtun and Andrei Lugovoi
The U.S. Treasury has expanded the list of individuals sanctioned in connection with the “Magnitsky case”: it has got five Russians, among whom were the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin.
The message about expanding sanctions published on the website of the U.S. Treasury.
In addition, in the “Magnitsky list” included Stanislav Gordievsky, Dmitry Kovtun, Andrei Lugovoi and Gennady Plaksin.
In addition, the Finance Ministry reports that in connection with banned in the US as a terrorist group “Hezbollah” in the list of sanctions included a Lebanese citizen Ali Demos and a citizen of Iran Mustafa mughniyeh.
In December 2016, the U.S. Senate voted for the dissemination of the provisions of the “Magnitsky act” to include not only Russian citizens, but citizens of other countries. “The U.S. and using our financial institutions is a privilege that should not be extended to the worst players in the international system,” commented then adopted by the Congress of the decision the Senator from Maryland Ben Cardin.
The “Magnitsky act”, which establishes personal sanctions against those involved, according to us lawmakers, to the violation of human rights and the rule of law in Russia was adopted in 2012. The list includes persons whom the USA consider involved in the death of auditor Sergei Magnitsky, who died in SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina” in November 2009.
Auditor company Firestone Duncan of Sergey Magnitsky, provided services to the Fund Hermitage Capital. The head of the Fund and his lawyers claimed 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.
In March 2013, after the name of Bastrykin was named among the candidates in the “Magnitsky list”, he stated that he would consider it an honor. When he expressed surprise that he and other members of the Investigative Committee became candidates for inclusion on the list, as the Agency was not engaged in “business Magnitsky” and was investigating his death. The expansion of “Magnitsky list” with his name the Chairman of the UK then explained that his office filed more than twenty cases against American citizens in connection with the death of children in the United States from Russia.
However, the head of SK, said that he sees for himself and his colleagues of the special problems in connection with the hit list.