Bill Browder on Putin’s Russia
CBS. “The Russian regime is a criminal regime. We’re dealing with a nuclear country run by a bunch of Mafia crooks. And we have to know that.”
Countries around the world have been passing motions, resolutions and laws in support of the visa ban and asset freeze initiative in order to punish the officials who played a role in the false arrest, torture and death of Magnitsky, as well as those who are covering up the crimes against him.
Why Europe Needs a Magnitsky Law
The widow and mother of late whistle-blowing lawyer Magnitsky along with 54 politicians, human rights activists and victims of human rights abuses are calling on politicians to implement Magnitsky Sanctions in Europe. Visit the book site
An organized criminal group
The false arrest, torture and murder of Sergei Magnitsky was arranged by the Klyuev Organized Crime Group after Sergei Magnitsky exposed the way it was systematically stealing from the Russian treasury.
Crimes of the Klyuev Organized Crime Group
Travel Records Showing the Cooperation Between Convicted Criminals and Russian Officials
Dead Bodies left in the Wake of the Klyuev Organized Crime Group
Russian Untouchables. E04: Organized Crime Inside the Russian Government
An organized criminal group within the Russian Government systematically steals hundreds of millions of dollars from the Russian people, kills Sergei Magnitsky, and is protected at the highest levels.
Russian Untouchables. E03: Olga Stepanova
See assets Stepanov's family now owns: Real Estate, offshore companies, bank accounts, travel. Compare it to their declared income. Applications filed to investigate tax officials' role in the $230mln theft and their illicit wealth.
Russian Untouchables. E02: Major Pavel Karpov
Major Pavel Karpov worked together with Artem Kuznetsov in the theft of $230 million and repressive cases against Sergei Magnitsky. Afterwards, he buys over $1.3 million worth of property and goes on five star luxury holidays.
Russian Untouchables. E01: Lt. Col Artem Kuznetsov
Lt. Col. Artem Kuznetsov helps steal $230 million from the Russian Government, organizes the murder of Sergei Magnitsky, buys over $3 million in property, and travels the world in style.
The Corruption Exposed by Sergei Magnitsky
Click to view video describing how Russian officials and their criminal accomplices stole $230 million – the story of crime and corruption exposed by Sergei Magnitsky.
Magnitsky was tortured to death for exposing a $230mln theft from Russian people. His killers are protected by the Russian government. Watch video made by group of Russian&American students to see why the killers must be punished. Sign petition to support visa bans&asset freezes.
The death in prison of Sergei Magnitsky, a young Russian lawyer, remains one of the darkest scandals in the blotchy history of Russia's criminal justice system. One year on, this documentary brings the full details of his tragic story to light.
Senator John McCain's Letter
Senator McCain Calls Upon President Obama to Apply Aggressive New Sanctions Designed to Combat Terrorism to the Russian Organized Crime Group Who Murdered Sergei Magnitsky
Russian Government Cover up in Magnitsky Case in Persons and Documents
Magnitsky’s Torture and Murder Cover up
An explosive 75-page report with documents showing how Sergei Magnitsky was murdered in Russian Interior Ministry custody and how the Russian government has consistently lied in public about his false arrest, torture and death to cover up the criminal liability of the Russian officials involved
Expose of Russian Officials in Persons and Documents
The aim is to expose the officials in the Russian government who concealed the criminal liability of those involved in Magnitsky’s torture and killing and the crimes he had uncovered, highlight available materials which reveal how the cover up is done, who is involved, and who contributes to it.
Deputy General Prosecutor Victor Grin
The first exposé of the new project features the role played by Russia’s Deputy General Prosecutor Victor Grin in the cover up of Sergei Magnitsky’s detention and death and in the cover up of the criminal conspiracy exposed by Sergei Magnitsky.
Judge Artur Karpov in Magnitsky, Navalny and Bolotnaya Cases
Moscow district judge Artur Karpov has refused complaints from Magnitsky’s mother seeking an investigation of her son’s torture and murder. He also sanctioned arrests of Bolotnaya square protesters and the house arrest of anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny. For more click here.
Latest news and blog posts
The Globe and Mail. In March, the House of Commons unanimously adopted my motion calling for sanctions against individual human-rights violators, including those complicit in the 2009 detention, torture and murder of Russian whistle-blower Sergei Magnitsky. With just weeks until Parliament rises for the summer, however, the government is running out of time to act upon that expression of laudable intent.
Irwin Cotler. Government declared support for human rights sanctions in March, but has yet to take action. MP Irwin Cotler today introduced the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (C-689), which would allow for the imposition of travel bans and asset freezes against human rights violators. In March, the House of Commons unanimously endorsed a motion by Cotler calling for such sanctions, and a similar motion introduced by Sen. Raynell Andreychuk passed the Senate in May, but the government has yet to heed Parliament’s call.
Fortune Magazine. Investor Bill Browder pulls back the curtain on Putin’s culture of corruption.
Mail on Sunday. The riches of the former Soviet Union seemed an incredible opportunity for financiers such as Bill Browder, and so it proved when he moved to the ‘Wild East’ and found he needed bodyguards and armoured cars.
The Guardian.The former banker claims Vladimir Putin runs Russia like a crime syndicate. He should know: corrupt officials seized his assets and stole $230m. His lawyer was beaten to death in jail. And now sinister text messages warn he might be next.
RAPSI. Russia’s Investigative Committee has refused to launch a probe into alleged mistreatment of Hermitage Capital auditor Sergei Magnitsky who died in 2009 in a Moscow pretrial center while awaiting trial on embezzlement charges, according to a statement released by Hermitage Capital on Friday.
Daily Telegraph. Ed Miliband shared an intimate dinner with George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer, to discuss fresh sanctions on Vladimir Putin’s regime, The Telegraph can disclose.
Radio Free Europe. On a balmy morning in August, Janna Bullock steered a light-blue convertible into the driveway of her oceanfront mansion in the swanky hamlet of Southampton on New York’s Atlantic Coast. Waiting for her was a man bearing a stack of documents.
Huffington Post. In a show of strength and leadership British Ministers have taken tough action against someone who is clearly a major threat to British national interests. The government has imposed a ban on entering into Britain of an American called Julien Blanc.
New York Times. This week marks the fifth anniversary of Sergei Magnitsky’s death in a Russian prison. He was 37 years old, a member of the emerging middle class who worked as a lawyer for a man named Bill Browder, the leader of the largest Russia-only investment firm in the world. Browder’s company, Hermitage Capital Management, started with $25 million during the Wild West-era of early Russian capitalism and had $4.5 billion in assets by the early 2000s.