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Lithuania opens analog of 'Magnitsky List'

Source : 112 Ukraine

49 Russians, particularly the head of Chechnya and head of Investigative Committee are banned from entry to the country
08:38, 16 January 2018

Gomel Pravda

The analog of 'Magnitsky List' that consists of 49 Russians banned from the entry to Lithuania due to the violations of the human rights and money-laundering was published at the website of the Migration Department of Lithuania.

Particularly, Ramzan Kadyrov, the leader of Chechnya, Aleksandr Bastyrkin, the head of the Investigative Committee of Russia, Oleg Logunov, the deputy head of the Investigative Department of the Russian Interior Ministry who run the case of Sergey Magnitsky in 2009 are included on the list.

Related: U.S. prepares more sanctions against Russia

Earlier it was reported on the imposing of the sanctions against 49 unwanted Russians within the 'Magnitsky Law'. However, Lithuania did not publish the list that time.

The Lithuanian analog of the 'Magnitsky Law' was adopted in November 2017 by the Seimas, signed by Dalia Grybauskaitė and came into force since January 2018.

Related: Germany proposes to "encourage" Russia by gradually lifting 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.

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