Bill Browder, the man behind the international effort to isolate and sanction Vladimir Putin's Russia has been banned from entering the United States. He announced on Twitter that the U.S. has revoked his visa to enter the United States.
You may have heard of Browder's work due to the Magnitsky act Act, a U.S. law that sanctions high ranking Russian officials for committing human rights abuses. In retaliation for passing the Magnitsky act Act, the Russian Federation banned Americans from adopting Russian children.
If you remember, Donald Trump, Jr. originally claimed that the purpose behind his meeting with Kremlin-connected attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya was to discuss Russian adoptions. In Kremlin- speak, Russian adoptions are a codeword for Russian sanctions.
Remember who Browder is: He is the financier whose lawyer was Sergei Magnitsky, who became a prisoner of the Russian state and was tortured to death — real slow. Thereafter, Browder dedicated himself to the cause of justice in Russia. The U.S. government seems in partnership with the Kremlin: Our government has revoked Browder’s visa. (American-born, Browder is a British citizen.)