Friday, October 15, 2010

Investigator in Magnitsky Case Promoted

Oleg Silchenko, an investigator implicated in the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, has been promoted by the Interior Ministry from Major to Lieutenant Colonel. Magnitsky died of health problems in November after spending 11 months in pretrial detention. His supporters say that he was denied sufficient medical help and that the charges were fabricated by corrupt police officials whom he had implicated for a $230 million fraud. Silchenko rejected a request by Magnitsky for medical treatment in September 2009.

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