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On the Line "Human Rights in Russia"i
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VOA News
December 20, 2012 7:32 PM
HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA The US and Russia are sparring over human rights. Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed, a new law that bars Russians guilty of human rights abuses from traveling to the United States. The measure was named the Magnitsky Act, after the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian jail. Russia's Foreign Ministry denounced the law as "dangerous" and called it "interference into our internal affairs." Russian President Vladimir Putin called the passage of the law an "unfriendly act." What will the Magnitsky Act do for human rights? And what will it do to US-Russia relations? GUESTS: Carroll Colley: Director-Russia, Eurasia Group. David Satter: Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute.

On the Line "Human Rights in Russia"

VOA News

Published December 20, 2012

HUMAN RIGHTS IN RUSSIA The US and Russia are sparring over human rights. Congress passed, and President Barack Obama signed, a new law that bars Russians guilty of human rights abuses from traveling to the United States. The measure was named the Magnitsky Act, after the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in a Russian jail. Russia's Foreign Ministry denounced the law as "dangerous" and called it "interference into our internal affairs." Russian President Vladimir Putin called the passage of the law an "unfriendly act." What will the Magnitsky Act do for human rights? And what will it do to US-Russia relations? GUESTS: Carroll Colley: Director-Russia, Eurasia Group. David Satter: Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute.