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Trial against dead Russian lawyer to proceed

Posted on March 7th, 2013 at 3:17 by Sueyourdeveloper in category: News -- Write a comment


A Russian court has ordered the trial of a dead anti-corruption lawyer to proceed next week, ignoring calls by his family and lawyers to abandon a case they say is absurd and politically motivated…

Magnitsky died while in custody in 2009, after he had complained repeatedly of being denied medical treatment. His death has damaged Russia’s image and triggered an ongoing diplomatic row with the United States…

The allegations that Magnitsky, who was a lawyer at the Hermitage Capital Management investment fund, had committed tax fraud were made shortly after he accused state officials of a $230m theft by setting up bogus tax refunds.

Those wacky Russians! Hound a guy to death (or perhaps more) and then try him in absentia. See how different this is from the U.S.?

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