Tag: torture in Russia

Le Pen Appeals to Russian Banks for Funding; Putin Orders Probe of Prisons After Torture Complaints

January 3, 2017

Marine Le Pen, head of the French far-right National Front, has appealed to Russian banks to fund her election camp as she is sued over a previous loan from the now-bankrupt Czech-Russian Bank.

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 […]

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 […]