Posts Tagged ‘chancery lane’

March 2011

Russia pressured on Sergei Magnitsky death

Law Society Gazette

Prime minister David Cameron has thrown his weight behind a campaign to expose the truth behind the death of a lawyer investigating an alleged £142m fraud against a UK company in Russia.

Sergei Magnitsky (pictured) was working for UK investment firm Hermitage Capital when, after alleging a £142m tax fraud by Russian officials, he was arrested and allegedly tortured. On 16 November 2009, one year after being detained, he died in police custody in Moscow.

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