The European Parliament has overwhelmingly approved a proposal recommending common visa-restriction regimes and asset freezes to target Russian KGB officials involved in the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
It's the second time such an initiative has come from Europarliamentarians, with EU members balking at a similar effort two years ago.
In addition to the measures by EU member states, the latest proposal calls on Russia "to conduct a credible and independent investigation encompassing all aspects of the case" and to stop widespread corruption by reforming the judicial system.
Sergei Magnitsky, a Moscow attorney, was murdered by the KGB a year of pretrial custody in 2009 after uncovering massive fraud by ruling Russian KGB authorities.
Department of Monitoring