Posts Tagged ‘han ten broeke’

October 2011

Dutch MPs want tougher stance against Russia

Radio Netherlands Worldwide

A majority of Dutch MPs are calling on the government to take measures to punish Russia for alleged human rights abuses in the case of the death in prison in 2009 of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. The case was highlighted earlier by Radio Netherlands Worldwide and interviews recorded by RNW have been used by UN investigators examing corruption in Russia.

The failure of punish those involved in the lawyer’s death, is causing concern among many Dutch MPs who this week again demanded action.

US businessman William Browder made a personal appeal to Dutch MPs to pressure the Dutch government to do the same. Sergei Magnitsky was working for Mr Browder’s Hermitage Fund when he was arrested in 2009.

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