The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

April 13, 2013

Obama administration to list 18 alleged human rights abusers in Russia

For The Daily Item

REUTERS — Reuters - The Obama administration soon will send Congress a list of 18 alleged abusers of human rights in Russia, a congressional source said, in a move that could cause more friction in the U.S. relationship with Moscow.

The list includes 16 people directly related to the case of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky, who died in his jail cell in 2009, as well as two others, said the source said, who asked not to be named. The people named on the list will be subject to visa bans and asset freezes in the United States under a law passed by Congress last year.