The European Parliament adopted a resolution on the fight against corruption, which called on the EU Council to impose personal sanctions against 32 defendants in the Magnitsky list. About this reports Deutsche Welle.

MEPs propose to prohibit the defendants in the list entry to the EU and freeze their European assets.

The European Parliament has approved a list of 32 defendants in 2014 and since then has repeatedly called on the EU to impose sanctions against them.

Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was working as a consultant in a firm that provided services to the Fund Hermitage Capital. He announced that revealed large-scale theft from the Russian budget. In 2008, Magnitsky was arrested on charges of helping tax evasion. He died in SIZO “Matrosskaya Tishina”.

The United States adopted the “Magnitsky List”, which prohibits entry into the United States for Russian officials involved in this case.

See also: bill Browder: Russia is trying to repeal the Law Magnitsky

The EP has called for sanctions against the defendants in the Magnitsky list 14.09.2017

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