U.S. places sanctions on Chechen group, Russians, suspected of human rights abuses

FILE PHOTO: Flowers lie near the grave of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in the Preobrazhensky cemetery in Moscow March 11, 2013. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five people, including at least three Russians, over allegations of human rights abuses, including extrajudicial killings and the torture of LGBTI people. The sanctions against the Terek Special Rapid Response Team in the Chechen Republic and the five were announced […]

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