UK parliamentary committee calls on Cabinet to publish Magnitsky list
MOSCOW, October 18 - RAPSI. The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has advised the government to publish the names of those who are barred from entering the United Kingdom for their involvement in the death of Hermitage Capital Fund lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, the fund's press service reports.
The press service states that this recommendation was part of the Foreign Office's human rights policy review.
The committee's report claims that disclosing the names of those forbidden from entering Britain could be a key way of highlighting the UK's commitment to human rights protection.
Magnitsky was charged with planning large-scale corporate tax evasion. He died in a pretrial detention center on November 16, 2009 after spending a year behind bars. His death sparked a public outcry.
In April this year, the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe, the third largest political group in the European Parliament, launched a procedure for drawing up a blacklist of Russian officials whom the deputies believed to have been involved in Magnitsky's death.