Nataliya Magnitskaya holds a portrait of her son, Sergei Magnitsky, a Russian lawyer who died in jail, as she speaks with the Associated Press in Moscow in 2009. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/Associated Press)

Regarding Josh Rogin’s Dec. 25 op-ed on the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, “Some good news for human rights”:

It is always great to remind Americans that the United States is an extraordinary country because it takes a firm stand on freedom and human rights around the world and not just because we enjoy economic leadership.

Felipe Fernandez, Cutler Bay, Fla.