Judges, prosecutors and officials involved in the violation of human rights in the occupied Crimea will be included in the “Magnitsky list” if the relevant act is adopted by the Ukrainian parliament this week, according to Serhiy Kiral, Ukrainian MP, initiator of the draft law "On measures to protect national interests, national security of Ukraine and punish those guilty of violating human rights in the Russian Federation and Crimea”.

“A number of judges exist today who had participated in cases against Ukrainian citizens in the Crimea. And even those who are conducting searches at Crimean Tatars' homes every day, their arrests and detentions, all these people who are involved in this, they can appear on that list," the MP stated.

As of today, Magnitsky lists include about 50 Russian citizens. Sanctions against these individuals operate in the United States, Great Britain, Canada, Lithuania and Estonia. Ukraine has just initiated the process of considering the "Magnitsky Act". This week the draft law is to be submitted to the Verkhovna Rada for consideration.

Reference: Sergei Magnitsky exposed the largest corruption scheme in the history of Russia, for which he was arrested and killed in prison. The US in 2012 approved the sanctions list, which included the Russians responsible for this crime, the EU took similar measures in 2013.