Ukraine asks ECHR to impose personal sanctions against Russian officials

Source : 112 Ukraine

Also, Ukraine offered to create the Ukrainian "Magnitsky List"
16:31, 13 August 2018


Ukraine asks the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to impose the additional sanctions against the officials involved in the violation of the rights of the Ukrainian political prisoners in its sixth lawsuit. Also, it is planned to offer the forming of the sanctions list such as "Magnitsky List". Ukraine's Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko claimed this as reported.

"The lawsuit describes the mass violations of the human rights that are allowed against the Ukrainian political prisoners at the territory of Russia with the particular surnames of the Russian officials involved in the, including the office-holders. It gives us an argument before our international partners on the imposing of the additional personal sanctions against almost all governance of the Russian Federation and those, who involved to these politically motivated persecutions of the officials working in Russia," he said.

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Petrenko emphasized that the Justice Ministry also intends to offer the international partners to form the separate sanctions list such as "Magnitsky List". It will include the list of persons involved in the kidnappings, deprivation of liberty, mockery and tortures of the Ukrainian citizens who are the political prisoners in Russia.

The Justice Minister expects that the ECHR will operatively consider this case and it will be passed as the preferential.

Related: Ukraine to file lawsuit to ECHR on political prisoners, - Justice Ministry

As we reported Ukraine has filed six lawsuits against Russia to the European Court of Human Rights. The previous appeals concern the events connected with Crimea’s annexation, mass violations of Ukrainians’ rights (kidnapping, murder, imprisonment, property rights violation, violations of rights to a fair trial). Moreover, the lawsuits are also about the events in Donbas during the battle actions and mass violation of human rights by the Russian Federation.

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