The report, which sums up an independent investigation and was posted on the council’s web site Wednesday, lists among the officials: investigators Oleg Silchenko, Artyom Kuznetsov and Pavel Karpov, Moscow district Judge Sergei Podoprigorov and prison doctor Alexandra Gaus.
Despite naming the officials, the report does not explicitly blame any of them of wrongdoing, citing a parallel ongoing inquiry by the Investigative Committee. Many of the officials have also been accused of wrongdoing by Hermitage. No one has been charged in connection with the death.
Magnitsky was detained on charges of organizing a $230 million tax fraud and died of health problems after 11 months in jail. His supporters say the case was fabricated by Interior Ministry officials whom he had previously accused of embezzling the $230 million.
The Kremlin council’s report stresses that the investigators who carried out the inquiry against Magnitsky should not have been involved in the case because they were the same people Magnitsky had accused of fraud. It says Magnitsky was intentionally denied medical help during the last days of his life.
The report also says it is a “feasible suspicion” that Magnitsky died because he was beaten by prison guards shortly before his death.
President Dmitry Medvedev, who ordered the council’s inquiry, has not commented publicly on the findings. Neither have the implicated officials, some of whom have dismissed wrongdoing earlier.