// Press Releases (in English)
November 1, 2013
The Swedish police have informed William Browder, the leader of the global justice campaign for Sergei Magnitsky, that they have removed the Russian arrest warrant in relation to him from Swedish police databases.
Following Mr Browder’s successful campaign to impose financial and visa sanctions on the Russian officials who killed Sergei Magnitsky in the United States, the Russian government retaliated by launching politically motivated criminal proceedings against him in Russia, which ended in the conviction of Mr Browder in absentia for nine years along with Mr Browder’s murdered lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, posthumously in the first ever posthumous trial in Russian history. (more…)
October 29, 2013
Nataliya Magnitskaya, the mother of the late whistle-blowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, has sued Russian Deputy Prosecutor Victor Grin for his role in exonerating all Interior Ministry officials who falsely arrested and tortured her son in custody. The lawsuit will be heard on Wednesday, 30 October 2013, at 11 am at the Moscow City Court (http://www.mos-gorsud.ru/sudz/apellechionnaya_instance/ua/?pn=13).
“The conclusion by Deputy General Prosecutor of Russia …unquestionably violates the rights of Mr Magnitsky’s mother ..and is in deep contradiction with the conclusions by members of the President’s Council on Human Rights,” says the complaint filed by Mrs Magnitskaya’s lawyer. (more…)
October 25, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin has promoted judge Igor Alisov, who presided over the first trial of a dead man in the history of Russia. The trial ended with the posthumous conviction of Sergei Magnitsky in July this year.
President Putin’s decree was published on the official Kremlin website showing that judge Igor Alisov has been upgraded from the Tverskoi district court to the Moscow City Court, which is a significant promotion (http://graph.document.kremlin.ru/page.aspx?3584338) (more…)
U.K. Court Throws Out Russian Police Officer’s Libel Suit Against Bill Browder in the Most Egregious Case of Libel Tourism in British History
October 14, 2013
Today, the UK High Court threw out the libel suit filed by unemployed Russian ex-police officer Pavel Karpov against William Browder, Hermitage Capital and Jamison Firestone, as an abuse of the court process.
“I have concluded that these proceedings should be struck out as abuse of the process and/or under the inherent jurisdiction,” said presiding Judge Simon in the judgement read out today in the UK High Court. (more…)
October 11, 2013
On Monday, 14 October 2013, at 10:30 am, at the Queen’s Bench of the High Court in London, Justice Simon will be delivering the judgment in the case of Pavel Karpov vs William Browder, Jamison Firestone and Hermitage Capital Management. The judge will decide whether Karpov’s lawsuit is an abuse of court process and should be struck out. (more…)