The UK used its new Magnitsky-style law for the first time last week to sanction 47 individuals and two organizations for their alleged involvement in “some of the most notorious human rights violations and abuses in recent years.”… Continue Reading
Interpol has 194 member countries. They can all request Red Notices and most of them have. How is it then that just one member — Russia — is behind more than a third of all currently public Red Notices?… Continue Reading
The British press reported over the weekend that a Russian interior ministry official could become the next leader of Interpol, despite concerns that the Putin regime has abused the agency to target political opponents.… Continue Reading
The man behind the Magnitsky Act denounced the White House for considering swapping him in exchange for U.S. access to a dozen Russians indicted for hacking America’s 2016 presidential election.
Bill Browder called the idea “appalling and atrocious.”… Continue Reading
A British critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin was detained by Spanish police Wednesday on an international arrest warrant that Russia requested through Interpol.
Financier Bill Browder tweeted that police in Madrid released him after Interpol’s general secretary in Lyon, France, instructed Spanish police not to honor Russia’s arrest request. … Continue Reading
The White House sent a letter to Congress pledging a commitment to the “robust and thorough enforcement” of the Global Magnitsky Act.
Congress adopted the Global Magnitsky Act in December 2016.… Continue Reading
A Russian lawyer representing the family of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky suffered serious head injuries after falling from the fourth floor of his apartment building near Moscow.… Continue Reading
The UK House of Commons Tuesday passed legislation that would expand the powers of the government and courts to freeze assets of human rights violators.… Continue Reading
A federal appeals court this month disqualified the BakerHostetler law firm and one of its partners from representing a firm linked to the tax fraud Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky exposed before he died in a Russian prison.… Continue Reading