Canada decides to create legislation to expand country’s international sanctions law

Canada decides to create legislation to expand country’s international sanctions law


h6>Canada has decided to create legislation to expand the country’s international sanctions law to target gross human rights violators. This was stated by Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland in Parliament yesterday.</h6

Last month a Parliament committee agreed to support the amendment of Canada’s sanctions rules to include rights violators and acting in honor of the Russian whistle blower Sergei Magnitsky.

Sergei died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after accusing officials of a 230 million dollar tax fraud. Russia’s Presidential council on human rights said Sergei was beaten and denied medical treatment while in jail.

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