Posts Tagged ‘human rights committee’

May 2012

Presidential Human Rights Council dissatisfied with Magnitsky case investigation


The Presidential Human Rights Council is dissatisfied with the tempo of the investigation into the death of Hermitage Capital attorney Sergei Magnitsky at a Moscow detention ward.

Human rights activists are no longer invited to witness investigative procedures in the Magnitsky case, Council member, head of the National Anti-Corruption Committee public organization Kirill Kabanov said at the Council’s meeting in Moscow on Thursday.

“The Investigative Committee has assigned a new detective to the case. The new detective is not cooperative with human rights activists and the Presidential Council; that is the right he has by the Criminal Procedure Code,” he said.

A short time ago the Presidential Council’s working group believed that some progress had been made in the Magnitsky case, he said.

“We started to interact with the detectives. For the first time ever an Investigative Committee detective invited human rights activists to witness investigative procedures and asked their opinion about particular episodes,” Kabanov said.

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