The Latvian foreign Ministry denied entry to the country for almost fifty individuals suspected of involvement in corruption, money laundering and violations of human rights.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Latvia Edgars Rinkevics said on Twitter that almost 50 Russians included in the "Magnitsky list", are prohibited entry into the country.
"In accordance with the resolution of the Seimas on the basis of the immigration law I was denied entry to the territory of the Republic of Latvia 49 people, sending a clear signal that human rights are important," − said Rinkevich.
Pursuant to resolution of the Saeima (Parliament of Latvia) and based on Immigration law I have 49 individuals banned from entering the territory of the Republic of Latvia sending clear signal that rule of law and human rights matter #MagnitskyAct— Edgars Rinkēvičs (@edgarsrinkevics) 22 Feb 2018
Among the 49 Russian officials made the Latvian black list appear, in particular, the head of Chechnya Ramzan Kadyrov and the head of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin.
Recall, February 8, the Parliament of Latvia approved the introduction of sanctions against the defendants in the "Magnitsky list". The document lists the persons who should be denied entry into the country.
Note, Latvia became the sixth state to adopt such a law. Earlier, the "Magnitsky list" was adopted in the United States, Canada, the UK, Estonia and Lithuania.
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