Nieuws

Terug naar overzicht

04-04-2018 

Dutch Parliament calls for European Magnitsky Act

The Dutch Parliament has passed a resolution which calls on its government to push for a European Magnitsky Act. Inspired by the original US Magnitsky Act of 2012, the law would punish human-rights abusers by freezing their assets and denying them travel visas.

The original US Magnitsky Act was passed by the US Congress and signed by President Obama in 2012. It punishes the Russian officials responsible for the murder of Russian tax accountant, Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Moscow prison in 2009. Since 2016, the US government applies the law to human-rights abusers around the world.

Ander nieuws

  • 26-01-2018 

    Hackteam AIVD gaf FBI cruciale info over Russische inmenging verkiezingen

    De Nederlandse inlichtingendiensten hebben een belangrijke rol gespeeld bij het lopende FBI-onderzoek naar Russische beïnvloeding van de Amerikaanse verkiezingen. De inlichtingendiensten AIVD en de MIVD gaven de Amerikanen cruciale informatie door die zij hadden onderschept bij de Russische hackgroep 'Cozy Bear'. Dat blijkt uit gezamenlijk onderzoek van Nieuwsuur en de Volkskrant.

  • 14-11-2017 

    Dutch Interior Minister warns of Russian disinformation

    Kajsa Ollongren has warned the Dutch Parliament that Russian efforts to manipulate public opinion remain an urgent threat. This follows the news, revealed by Dutch newspaper NRC, that a prominent Member of Parliament, Pieter Omtzigt, helped a witness to provide false evidence about the shooting down of flight MH17.

  • 03-10-2017 

    Vasily Aleksanyan (1971-2011)

    Today we remember Vasily Aleksanyan, who died on 3 October 2011. Russia defied the European Court of Human Rights, detaining Mr Aleksanyan in horrific conditions and denying him urgent medical care.