House Passes Sanctions Targeting Russians Linked to Death of Moscow Attorney

By Colby Adams

U.S. House lawmakers on Friday overwhelmingly approved banking sanctions against Russian officials allegedly linked to the detention and death of a Moscow attorney who uncovered tax fraud and official corruption. Passed 365-43 in conjunction with legislation designed to normalize trade relations with Russia, the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act would require the White House to submit to Congress a list of individuals believed to be responsible for the torture and murder of the Russian lawyer in addition to other human rights violators in the country. The bill would bar listed persons from entering the United States and require...