The US has hailed the sanctions policy of the UK
The United States welcomes the independent sanctions regime of the United Kingdom for human rights violations, said on Monday the Minister of Finance of the United States Steven Mnuchin.
"The United States welcomes the established global sanctions regime for violation of human rights, which strengthens fight against the violation of human rights in the world. Use of the two countries on these important instruments vital for the prosecution of unscrupulous players for their actions," he wrote in his Twitter account.
According to Secretary of state Mike Pompeo, whose statement was disseminated by the state Department, the new regime represents the "beginning of a new era sanctions policy in the UK and cooperation between the two democracies."
"New opportunities in the UK will complement the efforts of the United States and Canada, will expand the possibilities for joint action. The United States to continue to look for new allies and partners to work together to use all available tools in order to block access to American and international financial systems to all those who are involved in serious human rights violations," said Pompeo.
On Monday, Britain published a list of individuals and organizations, whom it accuses of human rights violation. The list included 25 Russians, whom London considers implicated in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in 2009, as well as 20 Saudis suspected of involvement in the murder of opposition journalist Jamal Casucci. The list also includes two generals from Myanmar and two North Korean structure, accused of torture, killings and the use of prison labor. All the defendants in the list are denied entry to the UK, the authorities will freeze all their assets if any will be detected in the United Kingdom.
In the sanctions list included the names of the Chairman of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Alexander Bastrykin, a former Deputy interior Minister Alexei Anichin, the judge Alexey Krivoruchko, judge Svetlana Ukhnaliou and a number of other people.
The Russian Embassy in London protested the inclusion in the list of names of employees of the Investigative Committee and Prosecutor General's office, promised retaliatory measures by Russia.
Sanctions imposed according to entered into force in may 2018, the law "On sanctions and measures against the laundering of money" with the "Magnitsky amendment".
Employee of a major investment Fund Hermitage Capital Management Sergey Magnitsky, whom Russian authorities accused of tax fraud, died in the SIZO "Matrosskaya Tishina" in November 2009, having been in prison for almost a year. His death caused a wide public resonance both in Russia and abroad.