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August 2011

Russia charges doctors over jail death

Big Pond News

Russia has charged two doctors at a Moscow prison with causing the 2009 death in pre-trial detention of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, a tragedy that ignited global outrage, investigators say.

The Investigative Committee said on Friday it had “established a direct link between Magnitsky’s death and actions of the doctors in the prison” and had charged prison doctors Larisa Litvinova and Dmitry Kratov.

Litvinova is charged with causing death by negligence and if convicted could face up to three years in prison.

Kratov, who holds the senior post of deputy prison director, is charged with carelessness and faces up to five years in jail.

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