A Russian lawyer representing the family of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky suffered serious head injuries after falling from the fourth floor of his apartment building near Moscow.
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The UK House of Commons Tuesday passed legislation that would expand the powers of the government and courts to freeze assets of human rights violators.
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control added five Russians to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.
The U.S. Congress has voted to give the President the power to punish human rights violators and corrupt leaders from any country by banning them from travel to the United States and freezing their U.S. assets.
A federal appeals court this month disqualified the BakerHostetler law firm and one of its partners from representing a firm linked to the tax fraud Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky exposed before he died in a Russian prison.
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Ukrainian to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.
The Canadian Senate adopted a motion calling for sanctions against those involved in the torture and death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky and the cover up of the state crimes he exposed.
Interpol -- the International Criminal Police Organization -- isn't a police force. It's an information clearing house that promotes international police cooperation.
The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added four individuals to the list of Russians subject to travel bans and asset freezes under the Magnitsky Act. Two of the Russians named Monday hold top posts in Russia-controlled Chechnya.
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.
Transparency International gave its 2013 Integrity Award to Chinese journalist Luo Changping and Angolan human rights activist and journalist Rafael Marques de Morais.
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.