What is the US Magnitsky Act and why does Putin hate it? † War between Russia and Ukraine

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The story behind the US law that sanctions anyone, anywhere, if they are considered a ‘human rights violator’.

American-born British businessman Bill Browder was not out to expose Russian money laundering operations and link President Vladimir Putin to those plans. But after Browder’s Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky was arrested and found dead in his cell, the gloves were off.

Browder lobbied Congress for years until the Magnitsky Act was passed in 2012, allowing the United States to impose sanctions on individuals suspected of human rights abuses, including Russian judges, Saudis involved in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and Chinese officials. related to the abuse of Uyghurs.

In this episode, host Steve Clemons talks to Browder about his latest book, Freezing Order.

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