EURASIA LIFT

Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Russian Lawyer Sergei Magnitsky 1Year After His Death In Prison

Posted by Info on 14/11/2010

Sergei Magnitsky is believed to have uncovered one of the biggest tax frauds in Russian history.
It is exactly one year after he was found dead while waiting trial. Mr Magnitsky, a 37-year-old father of two, died from untreated medical complications after being held for 12 months in a series of squalid Moscow jails on charges of tax evasion.

In the eyes of his supporters, he was a martyr in the fight against corruption, who paid the ultimate price for exposing Russia’s biggest-ever tax scandal.
In the eyes of the authorities, though, Sergei Magnitsky was a criminal suspect himself.

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