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U.S. Imposes New Sanctions on 12 Russians

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on 27 Nov 2014 | 0 comments
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WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Tuesday leveled sanctions against 12 Russians for human rights abuses including the detention and death of a celebrated lawyer who the United States says sought to expose fraud by Russian officials.

The sanctions were announced under a 2012 law named for the lawyer, Sergei L. Magnitsky, who died in detention in November 2009 and whose case has become a symbol of human rights abuses in Russia.

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Source: New York Times, 20 May 2014

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