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Entries in Sergei Magnitsky (36)


Statement by Bill Browder on 5th Anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky's Killing in Russian Police Custody

Dear Friends and supporters,
Today marks the 5th anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky's killing in Russian police custody. Sergei was my lawyer who was murdered because he exposed one of the largest government corruption schemes in Russian history. After he testified against the police officers involved, he was arrested by the same officers and was then systematically tortured for 358 days. On November 16, 2009 he went into critical condition and instead of being treated, he was put in an isolation cell and beaten by eight riot guards with rubber batons until he was dead at the age of 37.

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China, Angola bloggers share TI anti-graft award

Transparency International gave its 2013 Integrity Award to Chinese journalist Luo Changping and Angolan human rights activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais.

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‘Libel tourism’ knocked back by UK court

Two rulings Monday from the U.K. High Court will make it harder for foreign litigants to use libel tourism -- a practice known to pose a serious threat to press freedom and free speech far beyond Britain.

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DOJ launches Magnitsky forfeiture action against NYC property

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Tuesday the United States has filed a civil forfeiture action against the assets of nine companies that own real estate in Manhattan. The complaint targets four luxury residential units and two high-end commercial spaces.

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Russian whistleblower convicted in bizarre posthumous trial 

Grave of Sergei Magnitsky in Moscow (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)A Russian court Thursday found Sergei Magnitsky guilty of tax evasion even though the whistleblowing lawyer died in a Moscow jail in 2009.

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Magnitsky-linked official named in Russia fraud probe

A former tax inspector who appeared on a draft list of Russian officials banned from the United States under the Magnitsky Act is the target of investigators in a $134 million tax fraud.

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Journalist honored for reporting Russian graft

Russian journalist Roman Anin (photo courtesy of the International Center for Journalists)A Russian journalist who reported on the tax fraud uncovered by murdered lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been awarded the 2013 Knight International Journalism Award.

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Interpol rejects Russia warrant for Magnitsky boss

Interpol this week rejected Russia’s 'all points bulletin' for William Browder, who's leading a global campaign against those responsible for the torture and death of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.

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Moscow steps up battle against Browder

The Anti-Terrorist Department (Department 'T') of the Russian Interior Ministry is trying to arrest the American-born head of Hermitage Capital, William Browder, who has conducted a successful global campaign to sanction those involved with the jailing and death of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky.

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U.S. releases first Magnitsky Act sanctions list, Russia retaliates

The U.S. Friday published the names of Russians subject to travel bans and asset freezes under the Magnitsky Act.

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Browder pushes Europe for wider Magnitsky sanctions

Image courtesy of WikipediaWilliam Browder, left, the American-born head of London-based Hermitage Capital Management, told Dutch lawmakers last week about developments in the Magnitsky case and the breakdown of the rule of law in Russia, according to a statement issued by Hermitage.

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The perils of blowing the whistle

The FCPA Blog recently covered the plight of whistleblower and former U.N. diplomat James Wasserstrom, who was forced from his job after cooperating with an internal investigation of corruption by U.N. officials.

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