Great day at the Irish Parliament (Dail & Seanad Eireann) working on and Irish Magnitsky Act. Thank you @CathMurphyTD for organising an amazing hearing and thanks @lawless @ivanabacik @amomcnally for your support. pic.twitter.com/7SfgYaZVR6
— Bill Browder (@Billbrowder) March 27, 2019
Leinster House, Kildare Street, Dublin 2
Social Democrats co-leader Catherine Murphy welcomes Vladimir Putin-critic Bill Browder, founder and CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, head of the Global Magnitsky Justice Campaign and author of Red Notice.
Mr Browder was the largest foreign investor in Russia until 2005, when he was declared “a threat to national security” for exposing corruption in Russian state-owned companies. His lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky testified against state officials and was subsequently arrested, jailed without trial, tortured and died in prison.
The subsequent American bi-partisan Magnitsky Act authorises the US government to sanction those who it sees as human rights offenders, freezing their assets, and ban them from entering the US.
Mr Browder made a presentation to Senators and TDS regarding a possible Irish/EU Magnitsky Act.