Global Magnitsky Sanctions on Rajapaksas #GoHomeGota

Global Magnitsky Sanctions on Rajapaksas #GoHomeGota

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Why this petition matters

Started by Onalli Gunasekara

Sri Lanka is suffering a huge economic crisis. The people in the country are protesting to demand the Rajapaksa family and Sri Lankan ministers, who are responsible for the economic crisis, step down and return the money they stole from Sri Lanka. 

After ruining Sri Lanka, the Rajapaksa family and ministers will come to the United States seeking protection. 

This petition is to call President Biden to enact the Global Magnitsky Act on the Rajapaksa family and Sri Lankan ministers and not allow them to escape to the United States. Let them be brought to justice in Sri Lanka. 

For more information about the Global Magnitsky Act from 

What does the Global Magnitsky Act do? 

In its original form (not expanded by EO 13818) the Global Magnitsky Act allows (but does not require) the President to block or revoke U.S. visas and to block all US-based property and interests in property of foreign persons (both individuals and entities) who: 

a) have engaged in extrajudicial killings, torture, or other gross violations of human rights against individuals who either seek “to expose illegal activity carried out by government officials” or “to obtain, exercise, defend, or promote internationally recognized human rights and freedoms, such as the freedoms of religion, expression, association, and assembly, and the rights to a fair trial and democratic elections;” or 

b) government officials or senior associates of such officials who are engaged in or responsible for acts of significant corruption. Individuals who have acted as agents of or on behalf of human rights abusers or who have materially assisted corrupt officials can also be sanctioned. 

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