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US blacklists for Libyan militia after Russia blocked UN sanctions

The United States unilaterally blacklisted Libya's Kaniyat militia and its leaders on Wednesday after Russia last week prevented a UN Security Council committee from imposing sanctions on the group's human rights abuses. The US sanctions were introduced under the Global Magnitsky Act, which allows the US government to target human rights violators around the world by freezing assets and banning Americans from doing business with them. "Mohamed al-Kani and the Kaniyat militia have tortured and killed…

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