Saturday, 23 August 2014
Last updated 1 day ago
Apr 23 2010 | 11:51am ET
A Russian human rights activist is demanding that the police involved in the death of hedge fund lawyer Sergei Magnitsky be prosecutors for allegedly torturing him.
Lyudmila Alekseyeva of the Moscow Helsinki Group says Magnitsky’s treatment, which allegedly included denial of medical assistance on the “instruction” and with the “direct knowledge” of prison officials, violated the United Nations Convention Against Torture, The Telegraph reports. Magnitsky, who was arrested on charges of tax evasion stemming from his work for British hedge fund Hermitage Capital Management, died in November after nearly a year in one of Moscow’s most notorious prison.
He was 37 years old.
An official investigation was launched following Magnitsky’s death, but Alekseyeva is demanding a second probe into the police officers involved in “the criminal case against Mr. Magnitsky” who allegedly “used torture against him.”
Alekseyeva cited the roughly 450 notes written by Magnitsky during his time in prison, detailing the treatment he received.
Aug 4 2014 | 7:42am ET
By now, U.S. and international subscribers have received their home or office delivery of the special 500th issue of Futures magazine. You can too!—a very special offer follows. The issue is the largest in years—filled with the best trading strategies and stories from 43 years of being the primary publication for commodity, stock, options and forex traders. Read more…
The July/August 2014 issue is our largest in years—filled with the best trading strategies and stories from 43 years of being the primary publication for commodity, stock, options and forex traders.
The Alpha Pages Editor's Note