U.S. government takes action against Kočner

The Magnitsky Act now applies to the man charged with the Kuciak murder.

Marian KočnerMarian Kočner (Source: SME)

Marian Kočner, who is charged with ordering the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak, among other crimes, is one of only two people from the European Union designated as a sanctioned person under the law known as the Magnitsky Act.

Kočner is one of the 18 individuals that the U.S.Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took action against "for their roles in serious human rights abuse". The other people listed are from Burma, Pakistan, Libya, the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan. The only other person from the EU featured on the list that targets perpetrators of serious human rights abuse and corruption is Aivars Lembergs, a Latvian oligarch who was put on the list on December 9, which is International Anti-Corruption Day.

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