US blacklists 4 Russians, 1 Ukrainian under Magnitsky sanctions

The 2012 Magnitsky Act, which allows the government to blacklist anyone tied to the case of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, seen on December 29, 2006 in MoscowThe United States blacklisted four Russians and a Ukrainian Monday under the Magnitsky Act, named after a Russian whistleblower who died in a Moscow prison in 2009. The US Treasury Department added the five, identified by name but not by position, to its official sanctions list, which bans them from any business transactions with Americans or US businesses, freezes any assets under US jurisdiction, and also bans them from traveling to the United States. The action was taken under the 2012 Magnitsky Act, which allows the government to blacklist anyone tied to the case of the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who became a symbol for the fight against corruption in Russia.

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