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.
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“Boris Nemtsov and Sergei Magnitsky were optimists and believed in a brighter future for Russia. They show us that Russia produces great people with humanity and integrity. The fact that both were killed in cold blood, and in both cases those responsible have not been brought to account, is the call for action. We cannot bring Boris and Sergei back, but we owe it to them to seek justice in the form of further Magnitsky sanctions on corrupt officials and human rights violators by countries around the world.” Bill Browder, author of ‘Red Notice’
Russian politician Boris Nemtsov (posthumously, the Award was received by his daughter Zhanna), journalists James O’Brien and Andrew Rettman, Guy Verhofstadt MEP, The Hon Irwin Cotler (Canada), US Congressman Jim McGovern, Geoffrey Robertson QC, OCCRP, and The Oslo Freedom Forum. #magnitskyawards #magnitskyawards
“In honor of Sergei’s memory, the Senate should pass the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act which would impose financial and visa sanctions on individuals responsible to human rights abuses and corrupt government officials around the world,” said Senator Rubio. “Sergei was detained and tortured for over a year after exposing Russian government corruption. The anniversary of his brutal murder reminds us that governments will go to great lengths to hide their corrupt practices, even take an innocent man’s life.”
Boris Nemtsov, the Russian politician assassinated near the Kremlin in late February this year, was posthumously awarded the Sergei Magnitsky 2015 Human Rights Prize for Democracy. The Prize was received by his daughter Zhanna. The Prize was presented by Mikhail Khodorkovsky, one of the longest-serving political prisoners in Russia, and founder of ‘Open Russia’ initiative.
Boris Nemtsov calls for justice for Sergei Magnitsky. Photo published on 6th year anniversary of the murder of Sergei Magnitsky in police custody and the 263d day since the murder of Boris Nemtsov near the Kremlin.
U.S. State Department will continue to support efforts to bring to justice those responsible for the false arrest and killing of 37-year old Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. This will include the implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012, said U.S. State Department representative Mark Toner.
U.S. Senator Cardin remembers Sergei Magnitsky, the courageous voice against Russian corruption, on the 6th anniversary of his murder in Russian police custody after 358 days of torture in pre-trial detention. “We must remember the principles of truth, justice, and the rule of law that drove Sergei, a 37-year-old tax lawyer, husband and father…, to expose the largest known tax fraud in Russian history… We must recommit ourselves to supporting human rights and the rule of law globally despite an even more dangerous space for independent voices…in far too many nations,” said senator Cardin.
Global Post/AFP. The United States lamented Russia’s failure Friday to punish those responsible for the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, on the sixth anniversary of his murky demise in a Moscow jail. Magnitsky died aged 37 after trying to expose the alleged embezzlement from investment fund Hermitage Capital of $230 million by figures linked to Russian political circles. The wider Hermitage case is now a notorious international scandal, but six years later no-one in Russia has been held to account for Magnitsky’s death.
The Justice for Sergei Magnitsky campaign is launching the ‘Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Awards.’
The Sergei Magnitsky Human Rights Awards will be given in 9 categories to praise international politicians, journalists and civil society activists who have worked in the spirit of Sergei Magnitsky — with faith, strength and integrity.
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.