Russia closes investigation into whistleblowers death

General Sources
Tuesday 19th March, 2013

President Vladimir Putin says he died of heart failure. “In the course of the investigation of the criminal case, no objective facts have been established regarding a crime in relation to Sergei Magnitsky,” a statement from the Investigative Committee said. “A decision has been taken to end the criminal case because of the absence of a crime.” A Russian court is trying Magnitsky posthumously in a case which critics say the Kremlin is pursuing to discredit his allegations against police and tax officials, but the Kremlin denies having any influence over Russian courts. The decision to h…

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