Canada adopted Magnitsky act
The version of the law "On the victims of corrupt foreign governments" was adopted on Wednesday by the Parliament of Canada, according to the official website of the body of legislation.
On the vote in the House of Commons, the analogue of the American Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 was adopted unanimously by all 277 deputies attending the meeting.
The law, in particular, provides for the freezing of assets and, by abolishing visas, prohibits entry to officials from Russia, Iran, Venezuela, Myanmar and Vietnam, who, according to the Canadian authorities, violate human rights in their countries.
The Governor-General of Canada, Julie Payette, will sign the document in two weeks, after which it will be finally ratified and will enter into force.
The Russian side has already called this step "undisguised interference in Russia's internal affairs" and promised that it will “get answered”.
Recall, the Magnitsky Act was adopted in 2012 in the United States. It is named after the lawyer of the Hermitage Capital fund Sergei Magnitsky, who died in the Moscow pre-trial detention center Matrosskaya Tishina in 2009, and imposes personal sanctions against several dozen Russians suspected of involvement in his death.
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