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Russia will be a new list, limiting the entry of American citizens, after similar sanctions from the USA against two investigators from Surgut. This statement was made by Deputy foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov, reports TASS.
“Of course, we accordingly extend our restrictive lists on the entry of American citizens to us,” — said the diplomat. He added that Moscow will abandon such practices only after the cessation of similar actions by the United States.
On 10 September it became known that the US state Department imposed sanctions against two investigators from Surgut, Vladimir Ermolaev and Stephen Weaver for the use of torture to members of the banned in Russia organization “Jehovah’s Witnesses”.
In February it was reported that the Surgut seven followers of “Jehovah’s Witnesses” were tortured in the building of the investigative Department. Members of the organization said that during the interrogation, they were forced to reveal the location of the meeting, the names of the elders and passwords from personal phones. The detainees refused to answer these questions voluntarily. After the withdrawal of duty lawyer law enforcers stripped the followers of the organization, tied their hands behind their backs with duct tape, doused them with water and began to torture. It is reported that the believers were beaten for several hours and used a Taser.
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