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Federal government to draft law to target sanctions against international human rights abusers - Politics - CBC News

18.5.17

Federal government to draft law to target sanctions against international human rights abusers - Politics - CBC News: The committee decided to take an expanded look at the issues surrounding Magnitsky's death. Human rights watchdogs say he was beaten in prison and denied medical treatment.

To have done otherwise would have amounted to the committee missing a "piece of reality," Liberal MP Bob Nault, the committee chair, said in an interview.

The committee heard compelling testimony from lawyer William Browder, whose firm employed Magnitsky; former Liberal MP and human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler; chess legend and Russian democracy advocate Garry Kasparov; and other human rights advocates.


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