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Libel suit over Magnitsky allegations challenged in London court

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON (Reuters) - British investment fund manager Bill Browder has asked a London court to throw out a libel suit brought against him by a Russian former police officer who denies allegations that he played a part in the death of the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, court documents show.

EU's Ashton slams 'unfair' Magnitsky verdict

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Friday slammed a Moscow court verdict convicting Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky of tax evasion more than three years after his prison death. A statement from her office said she was "concerned at the guilty verdict" on Thursday against Magnitsky and his former boss, US-born British citizen William Browder.

Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud

A Moscow court on Thursday convicted Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky of tax evasion, provoking fresh outrage more than three years after his prison death. Magnitsky was convicted along with his former boss, the US-born British citizen William Browder, the head of the Hermitage Capital investment fund, who was sentenced in absentia to nine years in a prison colony. However the case against Magnitsky ended with the verdict and a refusal to exonerate him, as the authorities cannot take a case against a dead man any further.

More Russians need to hurt over dead lawyer

US Senator John McCain Thursday slammed a Russian court's conviction of dead lawyer Sergei Magnitsky for tax evasion, angrily saying the US needed to make more Russians "feel some pain." And he took issue with the US administration for its low-key reaction to the guilty verdict, saying Washington should be appalled by the court's decision. "Does that remind you of the bad old days of the Soviet Union when we convict dead people?" McCain asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud

A Moscow court on Thursday convicted late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky of tax evasion, provoking fresh outrage more than three years after his prison death came to symbolise rights abuses under President Vladimir Putin. Magnitsky was convicted along with his former boss, the US-born British citizen William Browder, the head of the Hermitage Capital investment fund who was sentenced in absentia to nine years in a prison colony.

Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud

A Moscow court on Thursday convicted late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky of tax evasion, provoking new outrage over three years after his death in prison became a symbol of rights abuses under Vladimir Putin and strained ties with Washington. Magnitsky was convicted along with his former boss, the US-born British citizen William Browder, the head of the Hermitage Capital investment fund who was sentenced in absentia to nine years in a prison colony.

Russia finds dead lawyer guilty of tax fraud

A Moscow court on Thursday convicted dead Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky of tax evasion, provoking outrage over the posthumous prosecution of a man whose death in pre-trial detention led to a major diplomatic row with Washington. Magnitsky was convicted along with his former boss, the US-born British citizen William Browder, the head of the Hermitage Capital investment fund who was sentenced in absentia to nine years in a prison colony.

Magnitsky's ex-boss jailed for 9 years in absentia

A Moscow court on Thursday sentenced in absentia the US-born investor who was the former boss of dead lawyer Sergei Magnitsky to nine years in a prison colony after being convicted of tax evasion. US-born British citizen William Browder, the head of the Hermitage Capital investment fund, was sentenced by a Moscow court which had earlier already convicted Magnitsky in the same case. However no sentence was issued for Magnitsky after the court decided to halt the case against him owing to his death. or-sjw/ric

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 and strained ties with Washington. Judge Igor Alisov of the Tverskoy District Court 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.

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. or-sjw/fb
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