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European Court: Russia Put Lawyer Magnitsky's Life in Danger

European Court: Russia Put Lawyer Magnitsky's Life in Danger

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 05:37 AM

PARIS (AP) — A top European court says Russia's failure to provide adequate medical care to jailed lawyer Sergei Magnitsky could have led to his 2009 death, which sparked U.S. and European sanctions.

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ordered Russia to pay Magnitsky's widow and mother 34,000 euros in damages.

Magnitsky was jailed on accusations of tax evasion after alleging he had uncovered $230 million in tax fraud by Russian officials.

The court says Russian authorities' handling of Magnitsky's medical problems "unreasonably put his life in danger." The court found Russia's handling of his detention, death and posthumous conviction constituted violations of Magnitsky's rights.

A Russian presidential commission concluded that Magnitsky had been beaten and denied medical care. No one has been convicted.

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