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U.S. Blacklists Militia, Leader for Alleged Human Rights Abuse in Libya
  + stars: | 2020-11-25 | by ( Mengqi Sun | ) www.wsj.com + 0.00   time to read: +3 min
The U.S. imposed sanctions on a militia and its leader, alleging the group was responsible for torturing and murdering civilians in Libya, the U.S. Treasury Department said. The sanctions levied Wednesday under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act come as the U.S. increasingly uses sanctions as a tool to target corruption and alleged human rights abusers—a trend policy observers expect to continue under President-elect Joe Biden’s administration. It was signed into law in 2012 and was intended to only target human rights abusers in Russia. Under the Global Magnitsky sanctions program, alleged human-rights abusers face visa restrictions in entering the U.S. and their U.S. assets are blocked. “As more countries have their own Global Magnitsky sanctions programs, we expect more coalition-style sanctions for human rights violators.”Write to Mengqi Sun at mengqi.sun@wsj.com
Persons: Joe Biden’s, Mohamed al, “ Mohamed al, Steven Mnuchin, Sergei Magnitsky, Biden, , Cari Stinebower, Winston, Strawn Organizations: U.S . Treasury Department, Treasury, Magnitsky, Global, U.S, Dow Jones Risk, Wall Street, Dow Jones & Co, Saudi, European Union, Strawn LLP, Locations: Libya, U.S, Kani, Tarhouna, United States, Moscow, Russia, Russia’s
Russia bars entry to 25 British citizens in retaliation for UK sanctions
  + stars: | 2020-11-21 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) www.reuters.com sentiment -1.00   time to read: +1 min
FILE PHOTO: A flag flies outside the consular section of Russia's Embassy in London, Britain, March 20, 2018. REUTERS/Toby MelvilleMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia has banned entry to 25 British citizens in retaliation for similar measures by Britain, Russia’s foreign ministry said on Saturday, without providing their names. Britain brought sanctions against 25 Russians and 20 Saudis in July as part of post-Brexit measures foreign minister Dominic Raab said were aimed at stopping the laundering of “blood money”. The British list includes Russian nationals Britain has said were involved in the mistreatment and death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky was arrested in 2008 after alleging that Russian officials were involved in large-scale tax fraud.
Persons: Toby Melville MOSCOW, Dominic Raab, Sergei Magnitsky, Magnitsky, ” Maria Zakharova Organizations: Russia's Embassy, REUTERS Locations: London, Britain, Russia, Moscow, Russian
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