// Press Releases (in English)
Russia Abuses Interpol Channels with an ‘All Points Bulletin’ For William Browder in Retaliation for Magnitsky Act
May 20, 2013
On 7 May 2013, the Russian Interior Ministry issued a formal request to Interpol to issue an ‘All Points Bulletin’ to locate William Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management and leader of the justice for Sergei Magnitsky campaign.
“The Russian authorities seek to involve Interpol in an abusive, and politically motivated attack on Mr Browder. Anyone offering the Russian Interior Ministry support, or in any way processing their request in relation to Mr Browder, will become part and parcel of Mr Putin’s political vendetta against Mr Browder and attempts to cover up the murder of Sergei Magnitsky,” said a Hermitage Capital representative. (more…)
Diplomatic Representatives of Five European Countries Say Posthumous Trial of Sergei Magnitsky in Russia is “Unacceptable”
April 23, 2013
Diplomatic representatives of five European countries have expressed concern over the on-going posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky, killed in Russian police custody three years ago, and the recent closure of the investigation into his death in Russia (http://www.rijksoverheid.nl/bestanden/documenten-en-publicaties/brieven/2013/03/18/brief-over-de-opstelling-van-rusland-in-de-zaak-magnitsky/brief-over-de-opstelling-van-rusland-in-de-zaak-magnitsky.pdf).
In a letter addressed to the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, five permanent representatives from the UK, Germany, Holland, Sweden, and the Czech Republic have asked for the Magnitsky case to be raised with Russia authorities. (more…)
Russia To Seek Politically-Motivated Interpol Red Notice Against William Browder In Retaliation for the Magnitsky Act
April 22, 2013
Today judge Petr Stupin of the Moscow Tverskoi District Court issued an arrest warrant in absentia for the CEO of Hermitage Capital Management, William Browder, who has been the leader of a global justice campaign for late Sergei Magnitsky. The Russian Interior Ministry stated their purpose in issuing the warrant was to use it as a pre-condition to filing an Interpol Red Notice to search for and detain Mr Browder wherever he travels in the world. (more…)
Russian Government Employs Anti-Terrorist Unit to Search for Hermitage CEO in Retaliation for the US Magnitsky Act
April 22, 2013
The Anti-Terrorist Department (Department “T”) of the Russian Interior Ministry has been assigned to search for British citizen William Browder, who has been running a global campaign for justice after the killing of his lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in police custody.
The information about the involvement of the Russian Anti-Terrorist Department comes from court records in the latest initiative of the Russian Interior Ministry to seek an arrest warrant in absentia for William Browder. This is the second known request of an in absentia arrest warrant of a Westerner in contemporary Russian history. (more…)
Russian Interior Ministry Seeks Arrest Warrant for Bill Browder in Putin-directed Retaliation Against Magnitsky List
April 17, 2013
Today, the Russian Interior Ministry announced that they intend to seek a warrant to arrest Bill Browder, CEO of Hermitage Capital Management. The hearing to seek the warrant will take place at the Tverskoi District Court in Moscow at noon today. They will seek the arrest warrant in relation to spurious charges of “stealing” Gazprom shares in late 1990’s-early 2000’s and “interfering” in Gazprom’s strategic policies.
The materials for this new case have been separated by the Russian Interior Ministry from the posthumous case against Sergei Magnitsky, who is currently on trial in Russia in the first-ever posthumous trial in Russian history. This new case was opened a month after the Russian President Vladimir Putin promised to “delve deeper” into the Magnitsky case at a press conference on 20 December 2012, where he was questioned seven times about the Magnitsky affair and the ban on US adoptions of disabled Russian orphans, which was the official Russian Government response to the U.S. Magnitsky Law. (more…)