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Police officials believe to be on "Magnitsky list" not problem

April 27, 2013, 12:25 UTC+3

"This will not influence my life," said deputy head of the Interior Ministry's investigation department Natalia Vinogradova

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MOSCOW, April 27 (Itar-Tass) - Interior Ministry officials whose names are included in the "Magnitsky list” see no problems for them in this connection. They told this to reporters during the meeting with Interior Minister Vladimir Kolokoltsev.

"This will not influence my life," said deputy head of the Interior Ministry's investigation department Natalia Vinogradova. "I can say that I even have no foreign passport. I have never been abroad," she added. "I believe the "Magnitsky list" is complete profanation," Vinogradova said. The list has absolutely no sense in point of the law in the Russian Federation. Perhaps, indeed it is pressure on Russia, she added.

Senior investigator for particularly important cases Oleg Silchenko also believes the sanction list is not worth attention. "It will have no effect on me directly, since I have no foreign passport and no property either in the United States or anywhere else outside Russia," he noted.

The Magnitsky list" is an unfriendly act toward the Russian Federation. The act violates all the principles of the international law and the main principle, also declared in the United States, of the presumption of innocence, Silchenko noted.

The fact of being included in the list will have no effect on the Interior Ministry officials' career, the ministry's head Vladimir Kolokoltsev said during the meeting.

"I would like just to thank you for the done work, for the position of principle you showed in the work by your actions," the minister said, speaking about the investigation into the circumstances of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky's death in jail.

There will be no effect on the service career and there will be no limits for the officials in connection with the "acts". Skilled officers who are worthy of promotion will be promoted, he added.




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