The Messenger
March 20, 2023

Bill Browder Calls on EU to Impose Sanctions on Those Responsible for Mikheil Saakashvili’s Case

Bill Browder, the author of the Magnitsky Act, called on the European Union to impose sanctions on those people who are responsible for the condition of Mikheil Saakashvili in prison in an interview with POLITICO.

Browder said that it is time for the European Union to expand its sanctions list to include people who violate human rights in Georgia.

According to Bill Browder, in the case of Saakashvili, the facts of violation of human rights are obvious and quick action is needed, because Saakashvili’s life is in danger.

“There needs to be quicker action in this case because if nothing is done, he is going to die,” Browder said.

“The Magnitsky sanctions are not Russian sanctions. These are global. It applies globally….”

Mikheil Saakashvili appealed to the author of the Magnitsky Act, Bill Browder, to help create a new Magnitsky list in connection with his case, to prevent “lethal consequences”. Bill Browder responded to Saakashvili on January 8….