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Russia’s Rule of Thugs: The Posthumous Trial of Magnitsky

Brett Daniel Shehadey
Special Contributor for In Homeland Security

European Parliament: “[The trial] is a violation of international and national laws and clearly shows the malfunctioning of the Russian criminal justice system.”

US Congressman James P. McGovern (D-MA): “Unfortunately, the ordeal of Sergei Magnitsky did not end with his death. All these malevolent moves make it clear that Russian leaders recognize that they no longer have the support of the people they govern, and so they must resort to scare tactics to try and keep the lid on dissent.”

Sergei Leonidovich Magnitsky was coerced in prison to give false testimony, tortured, and died for tax evasion suspicion without ever receiving a trial (2008-2009).