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The U.S. issued a “Magnitsky act” to the whole world

The United States expanded the “Magnitsky act” to the whole world

The Magnitsky act allows sanctions against anyone who, in the opinion of the United States involved in corruption and human rights violations.

An appropriations bill for defense in 2017, signed by the US President Barack Obama on December 23, extend the “Magnitsky act” to the whole world and allows to impose sanctions against anyone who, according to Washington, involved in corruption and human rights violations.

The paper noted that the President may impose sanctions on any foreigner who, in his view, is responsible for “extrajudicial killings, torture or other gross violations of internationally recognized human rights against people in any country”. Also we are talking about involvement in corruption, embezzlement and other offences.

The sanctions include, in particular, the blocking of the property or assets that may be under the control of the United States. Furthermore, persons falling under this law will not be able to obtain a U.S. visa.

The action of this rule extends to 6 years, however, imposed in the framework of the sanctions are not time limited and can be revoked only by decision of the President of the United States.

The law is the development of so-called “Magnitsky act”, received in USA 14 December 2012. He imposed sanctions against Russians involved, according to congressmen, to human rights violations. The Russian authorities, in turn, has repeatedly stated about the inadmissibility of politicization of the “Magnitsky case”.

The “Magnitsky list”, named in memory of who died in a Moscow jail the auditor of Fund Hermitage Capital Sergey Magnitsky, accused of tax fraud, was published by the U.S. Treasury in April 2013. It provides visa and economic sanctions against several Russian citizens.

Earlier it was reported that the U.S. Senate unanimously adopted a bill providing for the extension of the “law Magnitsky” on all countries, not just Russia.

According to the materials:

RIA Novosti

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