The Treasury Department announced on Wednesday in which the item was adding a few people to the list of those sanctioned under the Sergei Magnitsky Act, the 2012 bill in which has earned the ire of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The brand new additions bring the total number of those sanctioned by the law to 49. The law, named for a Russian whistleblower who died in pre-trial detention, prohibits transactions between sanctioned individuals as well as Americans.
“Treasury remains committed to holding accountable those involved inside the Sergei Magnitsky affair, including those that has a role inside the criminal conspiracy as well as fraud scheme in which he uncovered,” said John Smith, the director of the Treasury Department’s office of foreign assets control.
“We will continue to use the Magnitsky Act to aggressively target gross violators of human rights in Russia, including individuals responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, as well as various other despicable acts.”
The a few people added to the sanctions list include Alexei Sheshenya, Yulia Mayorova, Andrei Pavlov, Ramzan Kadyrov as well as Ayub Kataev.
Sheshenya, Mayorova, as well as Pavlov were involved inside the large-scale tax fraud scheme uncovered by Magnitsky, according to the Treasury Department. Kadyrov as well as Kataev are responsible for “gross violations of internationally recognized human rights,” the department said.