U.S. sanctions Chechen leader, four others under Magnitsky Act

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday sanctioned five individuals, including the head of Russia’s Chechnya republic, for alleged human rights abuses.

In addition to Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov, the U.S. Treasury said on its website that it was sanctioning four Russians under a U.S. law known as the Magnitsky Act.

(Reporting by Tim Ahmann)

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