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Obama Admin Sanctions Five Russians Over Human Rights Abuses

The Obama administration unveiled sanctions on five Russian individuals on Monday in connection with human rights abuses.
The State and Treasury Departments announced the updates to the list of individuals subject to sanctions related to the Magnitsky Act on Monday afternoon.
Five Russian individuals, among them Aleksandr Bastrykin, a close aide to Russian President Vladimir Putin, will now be subject to sanctions. Bastrykin has performed political investigations on Putin’s behalf and was involved in the case of Sergei Magnitsky, the Russian lawyer who died in Moscow’s custody in 2009, according to the New York Times.
The Magnitsky Act, which was named for Sergei …read more

Source: The Washington Free Beacon

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