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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Reversal on Magnitsky Case

Investigative Committee head Alexander Bastrykin on Thursday canceled a decision by his subordinates not to open a case into the investigators who jailed Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

The committee’s main investigative department will re-examine whether the investigators should be held responsible for Magnitsky’s death in November, which his supporters linked to a lack of medical care in detention, Interfax reported, citing a committee spokesman.

The spokesman also said the department was still pursuing a criminal case opened on President Dmitry Mevdedev’s orders after Magnitsky’s death on charges of negligence and refusal of medical help. No one has been charged in the case.

(MT)