The death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility was a "tragedy" Russian President Vladimir Putin said Saturday while insisting no crime had been committed.
US National Security Advisor Tom Donilon will become the first senior US official who will feel the consequences of the US sanctions under the Magnitsky Act.
The list released by the US Treasury names 16 Russians allegedly linked to the death of jailed lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
The United States has published a list of mainly Russian officials banned from entering the country due to alleged human rights abuses.
The mother of a whistle-blowing Russian lawyer who died in prison is thanking President Barack Obama for a US law targeting Russian officials deemed to be human rights violators involved in her son`s death.
Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law a controversial bill that imposes a ban on adoption of Russian children by Americans and other retaliatory measures targeting the US.
Russia`s top investigative body says it`s dropped charges against a doctor suspected of involvement in the death of prominent lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Russia says it has banned entry to US officials allegedly involved in killings and abductions.
Day in Pics: 28th November
Showbiz World - November 28, 2014