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CBC Canada: Interview with William Browder.

January 28, 2010

Sergei Mag­nit­sky was try­ing to stop the mys­te­ri­ous forces steal­ing from his company.

NPR: Lawyer’s Death In Russian Prison Sparks Haunted Anger

December 19, 2009

Sergei Mag­nit­sky, a lawyer for a London-based fund that was once the biggest in Rus­sia, wrote to his mother of wast­ing away from an ago­niz­ing ill­ness with­out proper med­ical care in a crowded Moscow prison. He was await­ing trial for tax-evasion charges. But Mag­nit­sky even­tu­ally died in prison, just 11 days after his last let­ter reached his mother. Magnitsky’s story has hit a nerve in Rus­sia, where mem­o­ries linger of the mil­lions who died of cold, star­va­tion and neglect in the harsh Soviet gulag. Host Scott Simon talks about the Mag­nit­sky case with NPR’s Anne Gar­rels.


WNYC The Leonard Lopate Show: Underreported. The Death of Sergey Magnitsky.

December 11, 2009

In Novem­ber, a 37-year-old tax lawyer named Sergei Mag­nit­sky died in a Russ­ian jail cell. Before he passed away, Mag­nit­sky drafted a series of let­ters and peti­tions describ­ing the squalid con­di­tions in Russia’s pris­ons. Now, those doc­u­ments have leaked and have cre­ated an unusual firestorm of crit­i­cism in a coun­try where mil­lions once per­ished in the Soviet Gulag. We’ll speak with Wash­ing­ton Post for­eign cor­re­spon­dent Philip P. Pan, who just returned from Rus­sia and has writ­ten about the case. You can read his arti­cle about Magnitsky’s let­ters here.

The Economist: Sergei Magnitsky’s death in prison

December 2, 2009

Bill Brow­der, the founder of Her­mitage Cap­i­tal Man­age­ment, on the tragic death of a lawyer who fought cor­rup­tion in Russia

Marketplace: Lawyer’s death raises tax fraud issues

November 30, 2009

The recent death of a Moscow lawyer has caused an out­cry in Rus­sia and the U.K. The lawyer was work­ing for a British invest­ment firm and claimed to have evi­dence that Russ­ian offi­cials per­pe­trated a mas­sive tax fraud. Stephen Beard reports.


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