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PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY OF THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE VOTED 81% IN FAVOR OF U.S.-LIKE MAGNITSKY SANCTIONS IF RUSSIAN AUTHORITIES CONTINUE TO ENJOY IMPUNITY

January 28, 2014

The Par­lia­men­tary Assem­bly of the Coun­cil of Europe, which unites 47 coun­tries, has called today for the intro­duc­tion of U.S.-like Mag­nit­sky sanc­tions by Coun­cil of Europe mem­ber states if Russ­ian author­i­ties fail within the rea­son­able time­frame to adhere to the PACE Res­o­lu­tion. The Res­o­lu­tion calls on Rus­sia to end impunity of Russ­ian offi­cials by bring­ing to account those respon­si­ble for Magnitsky’s death, stop­ping his posthu­mous pros­e­cu­tion and the pres­sure on his fam­ily, and clos­ing crim­i­nal cases against other Her­mitage Fund’s lawyers who reported the $230 mil­lion theft and defended the Fund against the fraud. (more…)



Magnitsky’s Mother Takes Legal Action Against Interior Ministry to Close Second Posthumous Prosecution of Her Son

January 27, 2014

Sergei Magnitsky’s mother has taken a legal action against the Russ­ian Inte­rior Min­istry to ter­mi­nate the sec­ond posthu­mous case against her son. She has also called for an inves­ti­ga­tion of those offi­cials who are respon­si­ble for the case fal­si­fi­ca­tion. (more…)



Council of Europe Report Denounces Russian Persecution of Hermitage Partner as “Not Bona Fide Pursuit of Criminal Justice”

January 24, 2014

In its new report on the Mag­nit­sky case, the Coun­cil of Europe Rap­por­teur has crit­i­cized the case opened by the Russ­ian Inte­rior Min­istry against Her­mitage Cap­i­tal part­ner, Ivan Cherkasov, say­ing it was not a “bona fide pur­suit of crim­i­nal jus­tice.” (more…)



Council of Europe Calls on Russia to Cease Posthumous Case Against Magnitsky and the Persecution of Other Hermitage Lawyers

January 23, 2014

A draft res­o­lu­tion enti­tled, “Refus­ing Impunity for the Killers of Sergei Mag­nit­sky,” will be voted on next week by the Par­lia­men­tary Assem­bly of the Coun­cil of Europe. The res­o­lu­tion calls on Russ­ian author­i­ties to stop the posthu­mous pros­e­cu­tion of Sergei Mag­nit­sky, cease pres­sure on his fam­ily, and stop the per­se­cu­tion of other Her­mitage lawyers, includ­ing bar­ris­ter Eduard Khairet­di­nov, who rep­re­sented the Her­mitage Fund in Rus­sia to defend against the $230 mil­lion fraud uncov­ered by Sergei Mag­nit­sky. (more…)



Prominent Russian Duma Representative Suggests Hermitage Was Behind Magnitsky’s Death

January 22, 2014

Promi­nent Russ­ian Duma Mem­ber, Chair of Inter­na­tional Affairs Com­mit­tee Alexei Pushkov came out today alleg­ing Her­mitage could have been behind Magnitsky’s death, and “was to ben­e­fit” from it because Mag­nit­sky “could have given seri­ous infor­ma­tion against Brow­der” (more…)



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