Russia has placed 13 Americans on its list of those barred from entering the country: A congressman for the U.S. decision to bar a Russian parliament member, and the other 12 for their connections with the Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba and the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.
In a statement Saturday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Alexander Lukashevich said Congressman Jim Moran, a Democrat from Virginia, was barred in response to the July 2 bar of Russian parliament member Adam Delimkhanov.
He said Moran had been repeatedly accused of financial misdeeds but didn't elaborate.
The other 12, including Rear-Adm. Richard Butler, a Guantanamo commander, and Lynndie England, a former soldier convicted of abusing prisoners in Abu Ghraib, were barred in response to the United States adding 12 names in May to the so-called Magnitsky List of Russians sanctioned for human rights abuses.
Retired brigadier-general Ricardo Sanchez, who commanded U.S. ground forces in Iraq in 2003-2004, retired colonel Janis Karpinsky, whose command included the Abu Ghraib prison, and Gladys Kessler, a federal judge who rejected a Guantanamo inmate's complaint of being force-fed while on hunger strike, were also included.