Obama signs Russia trade, human rights bill PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 December 2012 14:41
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President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that modernizes U.S. trade relations with Russia by ending a Cold War-era provision, but also punishes Russian human rights violators.
Russia has objected strongly to the human rights component of the legislation named after Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian anti-corruption lawyer who died in 2009 in a Russian jail. On Friday, the lower house of Russia's parliament gave preliminary approval to a tit-for-tat measure against U.S. human rights violators.
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