On February 1, the U.S. State Department added five more names to its blacklist of human rights abuses in Russia under Magnitsky Act. Four individuals were “directly implicated” in Mr. Magnitsky’s death, and the fifth person was implicated in the torture of a Chechen human-rights activist while serving as head of a notorious Chechen prison. The Magnitsky list now comprises 39 names. The U.S. assets of these human rights abusers are frozen and they are slapped with visa bans.

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