Russia’s deputy foreign minister has claimed the British Foreign Office has assured Moscow that, contrary to recent press reports, Britain has not introduced any visa restrictions connected with the so-called Magnitsky List.
A list of 60 Russian intelligence officers and high-ranking officials barred from setting foot on British soil for their alleged role in the death of investment lawyer Sergey Magnitsky has been reportedly delivered to the British Embassy in Moscow.
The US ambassador to Moscow says that Barack Obama’s administration sees the Sergey Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act as a redundant measure, but added that he could not predict whether or not Congress would eventually approve the bill.
Russia’s highest-ranking female politician said Moscow should not exaggerate Washington's so-called Magnitsky bill, even as Russian lawmakers visit the US to discuss the act that seeks to penalize Russian officials over the lawyer’s death.
A chief medical officer at the prison where Sergey Magnitsky died is to stand trial for causing the lawyer’s death through negligence. State investigators say they have assembled a solid case against the physician.
Russian businessman Dmitry Klyuev, who has been implicated in the death of Sergey Magnitsky, says he has no ties whatsoever to the late lawyer. He claims the whole story was a massive PR campaign launched by Magnitsky’s boss William Browder.