Russia imposes tit-for-tat sanctions on 5 US officials

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Russia imposes tit-for-tat sanctions on 5 US officials

Russia has placed on a blacklist 5 former law-enforcement officials from the United States in response to a similar action of the US side.

According to official figures, the Russian blacklist includes: 

– former US undersecretary of defense Douglas Feith.

He served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy for United States President George W. Bush from July 2001 until August 2005. His official responsibilities included the formulation of defense planning guidance and forces policy, United States Department of Defense (DoD) relations with foreign countries, and DoD’s role in U.S. Government interagency policymaking.

– former senior counsel at the CIA John Rizzo.

He was the Deputy Counsel or Acting General Counsel of the CIA for the first nine years of the War on Terror, during which the CIA held dozens of detainees in black siteprisons around the globe.

– former US attorney general Alberto Gonzales.

Gonzales’s tenure as U.S. Attorney General was marked by controversy regarding warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens and thelegal authorization of so-called “Enhanced interrogation techniques” (i.e., much later, generally-acknowledged as constitutingtorture), in the U.S. government’s post-9/11 “war on terrorism”. Following bipartisan calls for his removal, Gonzales resigned from the office “in the best interests of the department,” on August 27, 2007, effective September 17, 2007.

– former assistant attorney general Jay Scott Bybee.

While serving in the Bush administration as the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Legal Counsel, United States Department of Justice, he signed the controversial “Torture Memos” in August 2002. These authorized “enhanced interrogation techniques” that were used in the systematic torture of detainees at Guantanamo Bay detention camp beginning in 2002 and at the Abu Ghraibfacility following the United States’ invasion of Iraq in 2003.

– former general counsel of the department of defense William James Haynes II.

He was General Counsel of the Department of Defenseduring much of 43rd President George W. Bush’s administration and his war on terror. In March 2008, Haynes joined Chevron Corporation as its Chief Corporate Counsel. In June 2012, Haynes took over as General Counsel and Executive Vice President of SIGA Technologies, Inc., a pharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City.

All persons enlisted in the Russian black list are related to the illegal practice of tortures in US prisons and camouflaging Bush Administration crimes against humanity.

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Look at these stiff smiles. Really, indeed, very good, helpful people were enlisted by Russians.

The United States on Monday blacklisted four Russian officials and Ukrainian it accuses of human rights violations under a 2012 US law named for Russian whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky, as US state Department spokesman John Kirby reported.

Monday’s addition to the list raises the number of people sanctioned under the this law to 39.

As a result of the sanctions, Russians the United States accuses are banned from obtaining US visas, and any assets they hold in the United States are frozen.

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