Early day motion 1183

SERGEI MAGNITSKY

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Total number of signatures: 21

Bottomley, Peter Brake, Tom Bryant, Chris Campbell, Ronnie
Caton, Martin Clark, Katy Corbyn, Jeremy Dorries, Nadine
Durkan, Mark Flynn, Paul Glindon, Mary Halfon, Robert
Hopkins, Kelvin MacShane, Denis McDonnell, John Pugh, John
Rifkind, Malcolm Shannon, Jim Sheridan, Jim Smith, Nick
Soames, Nicholas

That this House commemorates the life of Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption lawyer arrested and tortured to death in Russian custody on 16 November 2009, while defending a British organisation investing in Russia; condemns the fact that no investigation into his torture in custody or into police corruption has been opened in Russia despite appeals from leading human rights and anti-corruption organisations and foreign governments; notes that a year since his death in custody not a single Russian official has been charged or tried despite the well-documented record of abuse, but that Russian policemen involved have been promoted and honoured; further notes that the European Parliament, the US Congress and Canadian parliaments have all discussed legislation imposing visa and economic sanctions on the involved Russian officials; and calls on the Government to exclude from the UK and freeze assets of those Russian officials involved in Sergei Magnitsky's arrest, torture and death and the US$230 million corruption he uncovered.