U.S. Congress angry attempt to Boris Nemtsov restricted to leave Russia
During the July 7 hearing in the committee of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee U.S. lawmakers expressed outrage attempt by Russian authorities to ban one of the opposition leader Boris Nemtsov to leave the country."This is another confirmation that Putin's government intends to continue to pursue their opponents and not allow their participation in the upcoming parliamentary elections," - said the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Party member Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. Her predecessor at the head of the Committee, Democratic Congressman Howard Berman said he was "shocked" attempt by the authorities of the Russian Federation do Nemcov restricted to leave and recalled the recent refusal of registration of the Party of the People's Freedom.
Invited to the hearing, former adviser to U.S. Secretary of State Stephen Sestanovich, who, according to some, may take the post of adviser to Barack Obama on Russia after Michael Maykfol go to the post of ambassador in Moscow, said that the attempt to prohibit Nemtsov leave the country " Vladimir Putin's government does look like the government of Leonid Brezhnev. "
At a hearing in Congress talked about the need for a visa sanctions against Russian officials responsible for violations of international obligations of Russia on human rights and freedoms. Document - a bill № 1039 "On Liability and the rule of law" named after Magnitsky - currently pending before the U.S. Senate.