ICR Head Alexander Bastrykin falls under US sanctions
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.
Marina Semynina, who had been renting out non-residential premises with an area of 2.5 thousand sq. m to the trading network, is a co-defendant in the suit of the Prosecutor General's Office on the seizure of Colonel Zakharchenko's family assets in favor of the state.
In a week the police of the Penza region have lost two first executives. The Head of the regional Investigative Committee of Russia (ICR) announced his forthcoming resignation. In this regard, the region began talking about the global cleansing of the bigwigs of security agencies. Now everyone is waiting to learn who is next in the queue for quitting, and what new corruption rows pertaining to security chiefs are to come to light in the short run in a relatively serene region.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) had seen plenty of scandals throughout its history. In the end of 2017, it ceased financing of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) on suspicion of misuse of funds by its management. However, the IOC couldn’t even think that international drug trafficker Gafur Rakhimov, member of the criminal ‘Brothers’ Circle’ put on the OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons List, is going to take charge of it soon. Furthermore, Rakhimov has contributed greatly to the selection of Sochi the place of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Kochkin is detained in the headquarters building and brought to the police department, where policemen drew up a protocol under Violating the Established Procedure for Arranging or Conducting a Meeting, Rally, Demonstration, Procession or Picket (part 8 of Article 20.2 of the Code of Administrative Offenses). According to the activist, in the near future he will go on trial.