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Wed Nov 1, 2017, 10:13 PM

Natasha and Nikita Magnitsky in Canada today, along with Bill Browder:

Last month, Canada became the fourth country to pass a Magnitsky law. The original Magnitsky Act was passed by the U.S. Congress in 2012, in response to the death of Mr. Magnitsky. Britain and Estonia have also passed legislation.

U.S.-born financier and anti-Putin campaigner Bill Browder has led the international effort to sanction human-rights abusers worldwide, in memory of Mr. Magnitsky. Mr. Browder is currently working to pass similar sanctions laws in a number of other countries, including Lithuania and South Africa.

Mr. Browder hired Mr. Magnitsky as the lawyer for his Moscow-based Hermitage Capital Management hedge fund in 2005. Mr. Magnitsky was arrested in 2008 and died in prison in 2009 after accusing Russian officials of theft. Investigations by Russia's human-rights council eventually concluded he was beaten to death by prison staff.

Mr. Magnitsky's 16-year-old son, Nikita, and widow, Natasha, joined Mr. Browder on Parliament Hill on Wednesday, where they thanked MPs and senators who supported Bill S-226, the Sergei Magnitsky Law.


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