Thursday, August 5, 2010

Russian Prosecutor Refuses Inquiry Into Millions Allegedly Spent by Investigator of Magnitsky

According to the Moscow Times, the Prosecutor General's office has refused a petition to open an inquiry into the lavish lifestyle of Artyom Kuznetsov, the Interior Ministry investigator of Hermitage Capital lawyer, Sergey Magnitsky, who died after 11 months of pretrial detention amid allegations of physical abuse, mistreatment, and premeditated murder. Evidence gathered by Magnitsky's supporters suggests that Kuznetsov and his family spent at least $3 million (US) on real estate, cars, and a variety of luxuries around the time of Magnitsky's arrest and detention. The letter denying the petition was signed by a prosecutor who had a role in authorizing that detention. The letter stated that the petition contained "no specific data on possible crimes." The petitioner, public activist Alexei Navalny, vowed to appeal the decision. (link to video)

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