ICR Head Alexander Bastrykin falls under US sanctions

ICR Head Alexander Bastrykin falls under US sanctions
Head of the Investigative Committee of Russia Alexander Bastrykin

Chairman of the Investigative Committee of Russia is among five Russian citizens, against whom Washington has introduced a new package of restrictive measures on the basis of the Magnitsky Act.⁠

On Monday, January 9th, the US Treasury introduced new sanctions against five Russian citizens on the basis of the Magnitsky Act. According to a posted on the official site document, the list includes: State Duma Deputy Andrey Lugovoi, businessman Dmitry Kovtun, investigator Stanislav Gordievsky, businessman Gennady Plaksin and Head of the ICR Alexander Bastrykin.

Recall that the Magnitsky Act was adopted in the US in December 2012. In the document the US Government listed the Russians, who, in their opinion, are involved in human rights violations.

Employee of a large investment fund Hermitage Capital Management Sergey Magnitsky, accused of fraud with taxes by the Russian law enforcement agencies, died in the Matrosskaya Tishina pre-trial detention center in November 2009, after being in prison for almost a year. His death caused a wide public response both in Russia and abroad.

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