Posts Tagged ‘reopen’

August 2011

Russia: Magnitskiy family slams “inhumane” reopening of tax evasion case


The relatives of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergey Magnitskiy, who died in pre-trial detention, are against the investigation into his [alleged] tax evasion being reopened.

According to a statement given by the lawyer for Magnitskiy’s wife, which was obtained by the Interfax news agency, the relatives consider it inhumane to pursue an investigation with respect to a deceased person.

“The right of close relatives to exoneration of the deceased is their exclusive right. This is why they maintain this right going forward, [to be able] to decide to reopen an investigation for the purpose of exoneration at their own discretion,” the document says.

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