Canada imposed the personal sanctions against 30 Russians according to its analog of the 'Magnitsky Act' as the website of the Canadian Foreign Ministry reported.
According to the message, the imposed sanctions connected to the acts of a significant corruption and tax fraud in the sum of 230 million dollars uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky in 2008 and to the subsequent gross violations of his legal and human rights during his investigation and pretrial detention, including psychological and physical abuse that ultimately led to his death in a Russian detention centre in November 2009'.
It is noted that the bank accounts of the persons from the 'Magnitsky list' will be frozen. Moreover, they will not be able to get the political asylum on the territory of Canada.
Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Aleksandr Bastrykin and Deputy Prosecutor General of Russia Viktor Grin are among those who were imposed by the sanctions.
The legislation, informally known as the Sergei Magnitsky Law, is named after a lawyer who died in a Russian prison under mysterious circumstances after exposing one of the biggest government corruption scandals during President Vladimir V. Putin’s time in power.