Russia has expanded the list of individuals who are barred from entering Russia to include officials connected to the prisons at Guantánamo Bay and Abu Ghraib, including Rear Admiral Richard W. Butler, Gladys Kessler and Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez. Butler (the previous prison commander of Guantánamo Bay) and Kessler (a senior judge for the United States District Court in Washington) were involved in carrying out the decision to force-feed prisoners who were on a hunger strike at
Guantánamo Bay. Sanchez was commander of the American forces in Iraq when the issue of torture at Abu Ghraib came to light. Also barred is James P. Moran, a Democrat Representative, who lobbied to ban the Pentagon from purchasing arms for Rosoboronexport, the Russian State arms dealer.