Russia extends Magnitsky drama

Middle East Times
Wednesday 6th March, 2013

Russian officials said they would bring fresh fraud charges against investor William Browder in what has become an escalating international feud. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that Russia is poised to try a tax evasion case against Browder’s former attorney, Sergei Magnitsky, who died in prison in 2009. The rare posthumous proceedings are politically charged. A Russian human rights commission said in 2011 that Magnitsky died while being denied medical treatment after he was beaten in prison. Russian courts acquitted prison personnel charged in the case. In direct retaliation, t…

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