Posts Tagged ‘nurgaliyev’

September 2011

Nurgaliyev Vows to ‘Burn’ Any Guilty Cops Linked to Magnitsky

The Moscow Times

Interior Minister Rashid Nurgaliyev promised to burn “with a red-hot iron” any police officers who gained illicit wealth and were involved in the prosecution of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

“If something is proved beyond a doubt, I will burn them with a red hot iron myself,” Nurgaliyev said in an interview Saturday in the Tajik capital, Dushanbe. At the moment, “we can’t charge them with anything.”

Prosecutors opened an investigation into two prison officials, including a doctor, over Magnitsky’s death in July, two months after President Dmitry Medvedev said all guilty parties in the lawyer’s “tragic” passing should be punished.

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