Sergei’s Law – Justice for Sergei Magnitsky

More than two years after lawyer Sergei Magnitsky died in a Russian prison, the doctors, guards, and government officials who are to blame have not been held responsible. As Financial Times Moscow Bureau Chief Charles Clover put it: “These guys basically just killed him. They murdered him. They tortured him to death.” If that wasn’t bad enough, the Russian government has chosen to open its first posthumous prosecution in the country’s history against Magnitsky.

While it would be ideal to rely on the Russian justice system to bring these people to justice, time has shown that some type of additional pressure is needed. Enter Sergei’s Law, a US congressional bill that would bar the Russians involved in Magnitsky’s death from entering the United States:

If passed, the bill would send a signal to the Russian government that the treatment of people like Magnitsky is simply unacceptable and will not go without tangible consequences.

As the video shows, more information on how you can help get Sergei’s Law passed can be found at