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18 March 2014 – Today the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling for targeted asset freezes and visa sanctions on 32 individuals in the Magnitsky case in Europe.
The top officials on the proposed sanctions list are Russian Deputy General Prosecutor Victor Grin, and Head of FSB Financial Counter-Intelligence Department Victor Voronin, two key officials who oversaw the case against Sergei Magnitsky and the proceedings in which officials Magnitsky had exposed for the $230 million theft had been exonerated.
“Russia should understand that civilized people in the West won’t tolerate impunity of Russian officials who participated in the torture and murder of Sergei Magnitsky,” said William Browder, leader of Magnitsky Justice campaign.
The resolution calls for sanctions be imposed as a first step on 32 individuals, including 16 officials that have already been sanctioned by the U.S. Government under the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act.
The EU list includes the names of previously convicted Dmitry Klyuev, former beneficial owner of Universal Savings Bank which received a portion of the stolen $230 million, and his associates Andrei Pavlov and Yulya Mayorova, who took part in collusive court proceedings orchestrated to disguise the $230 million theft.
The proposed EU list further targets those involved in the posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky, including judge Igor Alisov, and prosecution witness Konstantin Ponomarev.
The resolution calls on EU Council to:
“Establish a common EU list of officials responsible for the death of Sergei Magnitsky, for the subsequent judicial cover up and for the ongoing and continuing harassment of his mother and widow.”(http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?pubRef=-//EP//NONSGML+COMPARL+PE-528.148+01+DOC+PDF+V0//EN&language=EN)
For more information, please see:
Magnitsky Sanctions List of 32 Persons Adopted by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament
- ALISOV, Igor, born 11 March 1968;
- DROGANOV, Aleksey (a.k.a. DROGANOV, Alexei), born 11 October 1975;
- EGOROVA, Olga, born 29 June 1955;
- GAUS, Alexandra, born 29 March 1975;
- GERASIMOVA, Anastasia, born 22 January 1982;
- GRIN, Victor, born 1 January 1951;
- KARPOV, Pavel, born 27 August 1977;
- KHIMINA, Yelena (a.k.a. KHIMINA, Elena), born 11 February 1953;
- KLYUEV, Dmitry (a.k.a. KLYUEV, Dmitriy or KLYUEV, Dmitri), born
10 August 1967;
- KOMNOV, Dmitriy (a.k.a. KOMNOV, Dmitri), born 17 May 1977;
- KRIVORUCHKO, Aleksey (a.k.a. KRIVORUCHKO, Alex or KRIVORUCHKO,
Alexei), born 25 August 1977;
- KUZNETSOV, Artem (a.k.a. KUZNETSOV, Artyom), born 28 February 1975;
- LOGUNOV, Oleg, born 4 February 1962;
- MAYOROVA, Yulya (a.k.a. MAYOROVA, Yulia), born 23 April 1979;
- PAVLOV, Andrey (a.k.a. Pavlov, Andrei), born 7 August 1977;
- PECHEGIN, Andrey (a.k.a. PECHEGIN, Andrei), born 24 September 1965;
- PODOPRIGOROV, Sergei, born 8 January 1974;
- PONOMAREV, Konstantin, born 14 August 1971;
- PROKOPENKO, Ivan Pavlovitch, born 28 September 1973;
- REZNICHENKO, Mikhail, born 20 February 1985;
- SAPUNOVA, Marina, born 19 June 1971;
- SHUPOLOVSKY, Mikhail, born 28 September 1983;
- SILCHENKO, Oleg, born 25 June 1977;
- STASHINA, Yelena (a.k.a. STASHINA, Elena or STASHINA, Helen), born
5 Nov 1963;
- STEPANOVA, Olga, born 29 July 1962;
- STROITELEV, Denis, born 23 January 1973;
- TAGIEV, Fikhret, born 3 April 1962;
- TOLCHINSKIY, Dmitry (a.k.a. TOLCHINSKY, Dmitriy or TOLCHINSKIY,
Dmitri), born 11 May 1982;
- UKHNALYOVA, Svetlana (a.k.a. UKHNALEV, Svetlana or UKHNALEVA,
Svetlana V.), born 14 March 1973;
- URZHUMTSEV, Oleg, born 22 October 1968;
- VINOGRADOVA, Natalya, born 16 June 1973;
- VORONIN, Victor, born 11 February 1958