The Seimas of Lithuania on Thursday passed the so-called Magnitsky Act, according to which the country prohibits the entry of aliens associated with large-scale corruption, money laundering or violations of human rights. About it reports Delfi.
It is reported that the draft was unanimously voted 91 MP. Legal act will come into force from January 2018 and the “black list” of such persons, will be established and start to operate from next year.
Lithuania became the fourth country in the world to adopt the Magnitsky Act. Such legal acts are in the USA, Estonia and Canada.
Earlier, the Russian Ambassador to Lithuania Alexander Udaltsov told the Russian Interfax that in Russia are already thinking about the response to “unfriendly step of the Lithuanian” and promised to ban entry into Russia a number of “undesirables” from this country.
The adoption of the law happened that day eight years ago in Russia was murdered lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
November 3, Canada imposed sanctions against 30 Russian citizens under the canadian version of the law named after Sergei Magnitsky. The list of persons issued by the press service of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Canada.
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