The Associated Press reports:
"MOSCOW — Russia on Saturday banned 18 Americans from entering the
country in response to Washington imposing sanctions on 18 Russians for
alleged human rights violations.
The list released by the Foreign Ministry includes John Yoo, a former
U.S. Justice Department official who wrote legal memos authorizing
harsh interrogation techniques; David Addington, the chief of staff for
former U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney; and two former commanders of the
Guantanamo Bay detention center: retired Maj. Gen. Geoffrey Miller and
Adm. Jeffrey Harbeson.
The move came a day after the U.S. announced its sanctions
under the Magnitsky Law, named for Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who
was arrested in 2008 for tax evasion after accusing Russian police
officials of stealing $230 million in tax rebates. He died in prison the
next year, allegedly after being beaten and denied medical treatment."
Yoo? Addington? If only we could ban them from the United States, too. And Dick "Dick" Cheney. And most of the Bush assministration.