Aug 18, 2023 | 8:09 AM
OTTAWA — Canada is again joining the U.S. and Britain in sanctioning officials accused of corruption, this time involving Russia’s justice system.
The new sanctions include the Basmanny District Court, a notorious Moscow tribunal known for sentencing political opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Basmanny court has sentenced Russian opposition politicians Vladimir Kara-Murza and Alexei Navalny in the past.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly says the sanctions are a direct reaction to Russia suppressing dissent, and allowing for human-rights violations and state-sponsored violence.