Posts Tagged ‘candidates’

February 2012

Magnitsky’s colleague writes open letter to presidential candidates


Jamison Firestone, a colleague of late Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died at a Moscow jail, has called on the Russian presidential candidates to take charge of the Magnitsky inquest.

Today Sergei Magnitsky’s colleague has sent an open letter to all the Russian presidential candidates, urging them to put an end to the mocking of Sergei Magnitsky’s relatives by Russian law enforcement agencies, the company said in a statement obtained by Interfax on Thursday.

Despite the unprecedented public outrage both in and outside Russia, law enforcement agencies have not advanced in their investigation of these crimes, having blamed only ordinary doctors, or petty criminals and drug addicts, or Magnitsky himself, according to the letter sent to Vladimir Putin, Mikhail Prokhorov, Sergei Mironov, Gennady Zyuganov and Vladimir Zhirinovsky.

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