Russia's 'Magnitsky bill' draws protest


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The Independent Online

A Russian parliamentary delegation is visiting the US capital this week to lobby American lawmakers against a bill sanctioning Russian officials implicated in human rights abuses – a move Moscow considers offensive outside interference in its affairs.

The four-man delegation met US lawmakers in Washington on Wednesday, making a case against the "Magnitsky bill," named after Sergei Magnitsky, an anti-corruption Russian lawyer who died in 2009 after a year in Russian jails.