United States: Administration Sanctions Russians for Election Meddling, Cyberattacks | Freedom House

United States: Administration Sanctions Russians for Election Meddling, Cyberattacks

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In response to the Trump administration imposing sanctions on Russian organizations and individuals for election meddling and cyberattacks targeting the United States, Freedom House issued the following statement:

“We are pleased to see the administration take action in response to clear evidence of Russian provocations," said Michael J. Abramowitz, president of Freedom House. “We urge it to fully enforce the laws designed to hold Russia and other states accountable for efforts to undermine American democracy. The administration should meet the deadlines set by Congress for imposing sanctions, especially when the evidence of intentional wrong-doing is overwhelmingly clear. Both the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act give the administration powerful tools for sanctioning organizations and individuals responsible for gross abuses."

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