REPORT: Russian lawmakers introduce legislation to make observing US sanctions a crime
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Russian lawmakers on Tuesday moved to make observing U.S. sanctions a crime punishable by up to four years in jail.
The bill would punish individuals or companies refusing to do business with a Russian citizen because of sanctions imposed by the U.S. or other countries, according to Reuters.
Potential fines of up to $9,696 and “other limits on their freedom” are also included in the measure.
The article goes on to state the following:
The bill will have its second reading on Thursday and is likely to be changed before it is signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin, the news service reported.
The legislation would also make it a crime for Russian citizens to provide information to foreign governments to help them put sanctions on Russia, an offense punishable by up to three years in jail or a $7,985 fine.
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