Canada sanctions 30 Russians over human rights violation, corruption (List of names)

20:56, 03 November 2017
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Canada has slapped economic sanctions against 52 individuals, including 30 Russian citizens, over the violation of human rights and corruption, according to Global Affairs Canada.

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"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.

Read alsoCanada pushes forward own 'Magnitsky bill' allowing to sanction Russia"Effective immediately, Canada is imposing sanctions against 30 individuals linked to acts of significant corruption surrounding the US$230-million tax fraud uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky in 2008 and to the subsequent gross violations of his legal and human rights during his investigation and pretrial detention, including psychological and physical abuse that ultimately led to his death in a Russian detention centre in November 2009," Global Affairs Canada said.

The names of the individuals targeted by these sanctions are:

Aleksey Vasilyevich ANICHIN

Alexander Ivanovich BASTRYKIN

Aleksey DROGANOV

Alexandra Viktorovna GAUS

Stanislav Evgenievich GORDIEVSKY

Victor Yakovlevich GRIN

Pavel KARPOV

Yelena KHIMINA

Vyacheslav Georgievich KHLEBNIKOV

Dmitry Vladislavovich KLYUEV

Dmitriy KOMNOV

Dmitry Borisovich KRATOV

Andrei Alexandrovich KRECHETOV

Aleksey KRIVORUCHKO

Artem KUZNETSOV

Larisa Anatolievna LITVINOVA

Oleg LOGUNOV

Viktor Aleksandrovich MARKELOV

Andrey PECHEGIN

Gennady Nikolaevich PLAKSIN

Sergei PODOPRIGOROV

Ivan Pavlovitch PROKOPENKO

Oleg SILCHENKO

Yelena STASHINA

Vladlen Yurievich STEPANOV

Olga STEPANOVA

Fikret TAGIYEV

Dmitri TOLCHINSKIY

Svetlana UKHNALYOVA

Natalya VINOGRADOVA

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.

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