EU to consider its possible Magnitsky Act-style list in 2013 - EU

The European Union is considering the possibility of imposing visa sanctions on Russian citizens allegedly involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and human rights violations, European Parliament member Kristiina Ojuland told Interfax.

The EU may refuse to go ahead with its plans if verdicts are handed down to these people by courts, she said.

Some compromise could be found if the Kremlin agrees to do everything it can to identify those responsible for Magnitsky's death and if both these people and those who stole money will be convicted, Ojuland said.

Otherwise, the issue of sanctions will be discussed within the next six months, starting from January, when Ireland is due to take over the EU presidency, she said.

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