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U.S. sanctions Chechen group, Russians for alleged human rights abuses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on a Chechen group and five individuals, including at least three Russians, for alleged human rights abuses under the Global Magnitsky Act.

The sanctions against the Terek Special Rapid Response Team in the Chechen Republic and the five individuals were announced by the U.S. Treasury on its website.

Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Tom Brown

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