"Under the new Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs, today announced targeted sanctions against 52 individuals," the office said in an announcement on November 3.
The sanctions target individuals who are, in the opinion of the Government of Canada, responsible for, or complicit in, gross violations of internationally recognized human rights or acts of significant corruption, it said.
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The names of the individuals targeted by these sanctions are:
Aleksey Vasilyevich ANICHIN
Alexander Ivanovich BASTRYKIN
Alexandra Viktorovna GAUS
Stanislav Evgenievich GORDIEVSKY
Victor Yakovlevich GRIN
Vyacheslav Georgievich KHLEBNIKOV
Dmitry Vladislavovich KLYUEV
Dmitry Borisovich KRATOV
Andrei Alexandrovich KRECHETOV
Larisa Anatolievna LITVINOVA
Viktor Aleksandrovich MARKELOV
Gennady Nikolaevich PLAKSIN
Ivan Pavlovitch PROKOPENKO
Vladlen Yurievich STEPANOV
According to the announcement, these sanctions place an asset freeze in Canada on all listed people, and render listed persons as inadmissible to Canada under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act.