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US Adds to List of Those Penalized Under Human Rights Act

The United States has moved to impose sanctions on five more individuals for alleged human rights violations, a move that raises the total number of people penalized under the U.S. Magnitsky Act to 39. The sanctions law is named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who died in a Moscow prison in 2009 after uncovering a large tax fraud scheme that was being carried out by Russian officials. His supporters said he was beaten and denied medical treatment while in prison. In a...

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