Russia prepares the asymmetric answer on “ the list Magnitsky “the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Russia in the name of the assistant to the head of department Sergey Rjabkova has urged the USA to weigh once again all possible consequences of acceptance “ the law Magnitsky “ and to address to common sense.
“ naturally, the effect for our relations will be the extremely negative. We are deeply revolted by that illogically and to signals about counterefficiency of such steps which Moscow directed and directs, work over “ the legislation Magnitsky “ proceeds “ - S.Rjabkov has declared to journalists.
a deputy head the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed that the Russian side answer will be unessentially symmetric. As he said, “ a number of other measures " will follow;. S.Rjabkov has expressed hope that the common sense will prevail, having noticed that now it is difficult to judge the further procedure of passage “ the law Magnitsky “ in the legislation of the USA.
the Document provides visa sanctions and freezing of bank accounts in the United States concerning 60 Russian officials presumably involved in death in the Moscow pre-trial detention centre of lawyer Sergey Magnitsky in 2009ã. It also is directed on protection of human rights worldwide, its author, senator Benjamin Kardin underlines.
In Russia the former prime minister insists on adoption of this law along with human rights organisations - minister Michael Kasyanov.
the day before “ the law Magnitsky “ has been unanimously approved by all committee-men on the international affairs. Ahead voting in the House of Representatives and the senate. It is expected that the document will be already accepted in July.
we will remind, the lawyer of investment fund Hermitage Capital Sergey Magnitsky have arrested in 2008ã. On charge in non-payment of taxes. Shortly before it he was engaged in investigation of plunder 5,4 mlrd roubles from the Russian budget. Recognised as the prisoner of conscience, With. The Magnitsky has died in a pre-trial detention centre “ Sailor`s silence “. According to its lawyers and relatives, medical aid has not been in due time rendered the lawyer.