United Kingdom : : Motion on Sergei Magnitsky

United Kingdom-01In December 2010, an Early Day Motion was submitted to the UK Parliament by former Foreign Minister Chris Bryant MP. This motion was signed by 22 fellow MPs.

In March 2012, led by Conservative Party member Dominic Raab, and co-sponsored by five former Foreign Ministers, including three former Secretaries of State (Sir Malcolm Rifkind, Jack Straw, David Miliband), a motion was unanimously passed in the British House of Commons calling on the government to impose visa sanctions and asset freezes on the Russian officials who falsely arrested, tortured and killed Sergei Magnitsky and then covered up the crime. Forty British MPs from all major political parties voted unanimously in favor of the motion entitled “Human Rights Abuses and the Death of Sergei Magnitsky”.