Russia has threatened to retaliate with reciprocal measures and said the sanctions were "pointless."
01:14, 07 July 2020
The document condemns the practice of imprisoning political opponents, journalists, civil society and religious activists.
22:58, 12 May 2020
There was no immediate reaction to the sanctions by either the Kremlin or Chechen officials.
23:29, 16 May 2019
They condemn Russia's actions in the Sea of Azov and its repeated violations of the territorial waters and air space of the countries in the Baltic Sea region.
15:20, 05 February 2019
The sanctions announced last year were the first to be imposed under the Global Magnitsky Act.
16:37, 19 December 2018
A rally demanding the release of film director Oleh Sentsov will be held in Paris on November 10.
16:20, 10 November 2018
The financier is widely credited with the creation of the Magnitsky Act - a 2012 range of sanctions from the United States on top Russian officials accused of corruption.
12:40, 30 May 2018
Similar legislation in the United States has been used to target Russian human rights abusers.
12:20, 02 May 2018
<p>Magnitsky Act, or the Justice for Victims of Corrupt Foreign Officials Act or Bill S-226, allowing the Canadian government to impose sanctions and travel bans on foreign officials responsible for gross human rights violations, received royal assent Wednesday, according to CBC.</p>
10:40, 19 October 2017