OTTAWA SANCTIONS 52 PEOPLE UNDER SO-CALLED MAGNITSKY LAW

Nov 03, 2017

By Michael Kramer

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The Trudeau government has imposed targeted sanctions on 52 individuals in several countries – including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.

It’s the first use of the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act –  the so-called Magnitsky law.

It is linked to the Russian whistleblower, Sergei Magnitsky – who died in a Moscow prison in 2009 – after accusing officials of a 230-million-dollar tax fraud.

The first sanctions under that act are aimed at 30 individuals tied to Russia – 19 Venezuelan officials, including Maduro – and three individuals from South Sudan.

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