Tag: Sergei Magnitsky

Surprise Arrest of Russian Minister for Economic Development; FSB Long Prepared Case

November 15, 2016

Aleksei Ulyukayev, the Russian Minister for Economic Development, was arrested late last night, charged with receiving a $2 million bribe for endorsing the sale of a controlling interest in the oil company Bashneft to Rosneft, Russia’s largest oil company.

French Prosecutor Says Russian Hooligans Behind Soccer Violence; Russia Should Be Expelled, Says FSF

June 13, 2016

A French prosecutor says Russian hooligans were behind the violent clashes between English and Russian soccer fans in Marseilles on June 10.

Kremlin Propagandists Claim Browder Complicit in Magnitsky Death; He Sets Record Straight

April 15, 2016

Kremlin propaganda has reached a new low, claiming William Browder, the CEO of Hermitage Capital who has spent years campaigning for justice in the murder of his tax specialist Sergei Magnitsky, was somehow complicit in his murder.

The Show Trial Must Go On

March 11, 2016

The actors change, but the stage always looks the same. The wood-paneled courtroom. The officious judge robed in black. The stern prosecutor. That creepy cage for the accused and the stone-faced cops guarding it. And the defendant in the dock — sometimes somber, sometimes defiant. The script changes, but it always follows the same template: […]

US State Department Publishes Additional Names of Russian Officials Involved in Magnitsky’s Death

February 2, 2016

LIVE UPDATES: The US State Department has published five additional names to the Magnitsky List of Russian officials responsible for the death of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky or other serious human rights violations. Welcome to our column, Russia Update, where we will be closely following day-to-day developments in Russia, including the Russian government’s foreign and domestic […]

Russia This Week: Translator, Human Rights Activist Killed in Slavyansk With Journalist (19-24 May)

May 25, 2014

Updated Daily. The Chinese-Russian gas deal is getting mixed reviews, depending on what observers think of Putin in the first place. LifeNews reporters are still being held by Ukrainian authorities on charges they helped armed separatists, sparking a debate in the regional journalist community about embedding with insurgents. Russian liberals are concerned that Putin’s aggressive […]

The Story of How the Magnitsky Act Was Born

November 20, 2013

Seldom does the death of a single person create shockwaves across the entire planet. However, when an ordinary Russian, a lowly accountant, was imprisoned and eventually died in a Russian prison, his name became a symbol for the struggle for human rights, and the reasons for a significant rift in the international community. The Sergei […]

Why Europe Needs a Magnitsky Law

November 11, 2013

The Interpreter’s Elena Sevettaz, a Russian-French journalist, has published a book about Sergei Magnitsky, whose death in prison, and post-mortem trial and conviction, sparked protests around the world, eventually leading to the Obama administration passing sanctions against Russian officials involved in the case. The Russian government responded by blocking American adoptions of Russian children. The new […]