The U.S. authorities has included another five Russians in the so-called Magnitsky List.AP
Another five Russian citizens have been included in the U.S. anti-Russian sanctions list under the Magnitsky Act, Russia's Zvezda television station has reported.
The list was published by the U.S. Treasury Department on Monday, February 1.
Those added to the list are, a native of Sevastopol, Alexei Anichin, and another four Russian citizens: Yevgeny Antonov, Boris Kibis, Pavel Lapshov, and Oleg Urzhumtsev. No additional information on these people, including their places of work, or their posts, has been provided.
According to open source data, Anichin is a former Russian deputy interior minister (who held this post until June 2011) and director of the Russian Interior Ministry's Investigations Committee. Kibis and Urzhumtsev are Interior Ministry investigators, while Lapshov is a former head of a directorate within the Interior Ministry's Investigations Department.
Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer for the Hermitage Capital investment company, was accused of large-scale tax evasion. He died in a Moscow pre-trial detention center in November 2009. According to the Prosecutor's Office, his death was caused by cardiovascular insufficiency.
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