The Magnitsky Act

The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act Updated October 28, 2020. The Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (Global Magnitsky Act, Title XII, Subtitle F of P.L. 114- 328; 22 U.S.C. §2656 note) authorizes the President to impose economic sanctions and deny entry into the United States to any foreign person identified as engaging in human rights abuse or corruption.

Publication of Magnitsky Act Sanctions Regulations; Magnitsky Act-Related Designations: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) is announcing the Magnitsky Act Sanctions Regulations, 31 CFR Part 584 pursuant to the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, Public Law 112-208.  These regulations will take effect upon publication in the Federal Register on December 21, 2017. 

The US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Control manages enforcement of the Magnitsky Act Sanctions

Jamal Khashoggi The October 2, 2018, brutal murder of Khashoggi at the hands of Saudi Crown Prince MBS was cause for Magnitsky Act sanctions on February 26, 2021.

Prevezon Holdings

Natalia Veselnitskaya-Russian Attorney, Lobbyist against Magnitsky Act Sanctions, Called the June 9, 2016, Trump Tower meeting with Trump Campaign via Rob Goldstone, representative for musician Emin Agalarov, son of Trump Tower Moscow co-developer Aras Agalarov and friend of Donald Trump, Jr.


The Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

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How one man convinced Washington to care about human rights in Putin’s Russia. Politico By BILL BROWDER  February 03, 2015

Russia issues new ‘red notice’ request for arrest of British Putin critic Bill Browder Bill Browder gave evidence on Russia to the Senate Judiciary Committee in July The Telegraph UK CREDIT: ANDREW HARRER/BLOOMBERG  

“Previous attempts by Russia to issue a red notice for Mr Browder through Interpol have been blocked amid a public outcry about the use of the international policing network for political purposes – although the recent appointment of a Russian police official as vice president of the body may help Moscow to press its case.

But earlier this month Mr Browder, the founder of a London-based investment firm, was stopped at Heathrow while attempting to fly to the US, due to what officials later described as a “flag by foreign law enforcement” next to his name.  Bill Browder’s lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was found dead in a Russian prison, in what the UK government labelled an “atrocious murder”. Days earlier he had given evidence to the US Senate’s judiciary committee on a controversial meeting Donald Trump Jr held with Natalia Veselnitskaya, a Russian lawyer,  during the presidential election campaign. “The Telegraph UK 

Russia puts British Putin critic on Interpol wanted list Vladimir Putin said to have agreed to move against Bill Browder, who has battled Moscow over ‘Magnitsky Act’ The Guardian   October 21, 2017

Hermitage Capital’s Browder Sentenced In Absentia By Moscow Court Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty December 29, 2017 “A court in Moscow has sentenced Hermitage Capital head William Browder to nine years in prison in absentia after finding him guilty of deliberate bankruptcy and tax evasion.

Browder, who has led a global push for sanctions against Russian officials implicated in the death of imprisoned Russian whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky, also was fined 200,000 rubles (about $3,500) and banned from conducting business activities in Russia for three years. Browder’s co-defendant, Ivan Cherkasov, received an eight-year prison term in absentia.”

Federal judge in NY grants U.S. motion to enforce its $5.9 million settlement with Prevezon in longstanding litigation that arose from an alleged $230 million Russian tax refund fraud scheme that was uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky. #Prevezon@Billbrowder