Moscow court finds dead lawyer guilty of tax evasion

A Moscow court on Thursday convicted lawyer Sergei Magnitsky for tax evasion, despite his death in pre-trial detention in 2009 which became a symbol of prison abuses in Russia.

Moscow Judge Igor Alisov found Magnitsky guilty along with his former boss, the US-born British citizen William Browder, the head of the Hermitage Capital investment fund who was tried in absentia. Browder's sentence will be announced later but the case against Magnitsky ends with his verdict, as he is dead.