British foreign Minister urged Russia to protect human rights

British foreign Minister urged Russia to protect human rights

Russia must protect human rights and strengthen the rule of law, said in a statement the British foreign office, which is also referred to the case of Magnitsky.

LONDON, 16 Nov. The British foreign office called on Russia to “strengthen the rule of law”, Recalling the case of an employee of a major investment Fund Hermitage Capital Management Sergey Magnitsky, who died exactly 6 years ago in SIZO “sailor’s silence”.

“It is not surprising that 6 years later on the Magnitsky case, there is still no justice, said in the statement posted in the microblog in Twitter the office. — Russia needs to strengthen the rule of law and protect human rights”.

No surprise after 6yrs #Magnitsky death still no justice. Russia must strengthen #ruleoflaw & protect #humanrights —

— Foreign Office (FCO) (@foreignoffice) 16 November 2015

British foreign office recalled the report, published this spring, about the state of democracy and human rights in Russia. In the report, the Agency again stated that the situation with human rights in Russia in the past year 2014 has deteriorated significantly.

An employee of a large investment Fund Hermitage Capital Management, Magnitsky, whom Russian authorities accused of tax fraud, died in SIZO “sailor’s silence” in November 2009, having been in prison for almost a year. According to the state office of public Prosecutor, the death Magnitsky, who was 37 years has come from cardiovascular insufficiency. His death caused a wide public resonance both in Russia and abroad.

The United States in December 2012 adopted the “Magnitsky bill” on sanctions against Russians, sacrament, according to the American authorities, to human rights violations. Russian authorities have repeatedly stated about the inadmissibility of politicization of the “Magnitsky case”.