Alexander Bastrykin

 Lithuania bars Kadyrov under Magnitsky law

Lithuania has issued its first blacklist of 49 Russians banned for allegedly violating human rights or engaging in corruption and money laundering under its new Magnitsky law. The blacklist was published by Lithuania's Interior …

US blacklisted Russia's top investigator Bastrykin

US blacklisted Russia's top investigator Alexander Bastrykin and four other Russian officials for human rights abuses. The sanctions, announced by the US Treasury Department, are tied to the 2012 US Magnitsky Act, US …

 Moscow and Karelia mourn victims of Syamozero tragedy

Moscow Mayor Sergei Sobyanin has declared June 20 a day of mourning in the capital in connection with the death of Moscow children in Karelia. "In connection with the tragedy in Karelia June 20 will be declared a day of mourning in Moscow," he wrote on his Twitter page yesterday. June 20 has been declared a day of mourning in Karelia as well. According to preliminary investigation data, on 18 June, the children in Park-Hotel Syamozero summer camp were out in rafts on a lake despite a storm warning in the Pryazha region. There were 47 children between the ages of 12 and 15 from Moscow and St. Petersburg accompanied by four adult instructors on board. The boats overturned and sank due to the storm. As a result, 14 children died, all the adults survived.

Bastrykin supports restoring death penalty

The chairman of the Russian Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, said in Izhevsk at a commemorative event devoted to the death of a 13-year-old boy, that he supports introducing the death penalty, stressing that ...