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Entries in William Browder (16)

Friday
Mar242017

Magnitsky family lawyer falls from fourth floor window

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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Wednesday
Feb222017

UK House of Commons passes Magnitsky sanctions bill

The late Sergei Magnitsky (Image courtesy of billbrowder.com)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.

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Monday
Dec192016

Congress adopts global Magnitsky human rights act

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.

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Wednesday
Oct262016

Court disqualifies BakerHostetler for switching sides in Magnitsky-related case

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.

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Wednesday
Mar252015

Has Putin perverted Interpol?

Red Notices from Interpol's website (click to enlarge)Interpol -- the International Criminal Police Organization -- isn't a police force. It's an information clearing house that promotes international police cooperation.

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Sunday
Nov162014

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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Wednesday
Oct162013

‘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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Friday
Jul122013

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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Wednesday
Jul102013

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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Friday
May242013

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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Monday
Apr222013

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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Monday
Apr012013

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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