Friday, October 15, 2010

Magnitsky Supporters Prosecuted

The Moscow police instituted criminal proceedings on “defamation” charges at the request of Lieutenant Colonel Artem Kuznetsov, who alleges that Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky colleagues wrongly accuse Kuznetsov of Magnitsky’s death. 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 in a $230 million fraud. According to Magnitsky’s colleagues, former investigator in the Magnitsky case, Artem Kuznetsov, has family assets and annual spendings in the millions of dollars, while his official annual salary is only in the thousands.

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