Tuesday, 5 May 2015
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Apr 27 2010 | 2:30am ET
Just days after accusing Russian police of torturing a hedge fund lawyer, human rights activist Lyudmila Alexeyeva has been attacked herself.
The 83-year-old founder of the Moscow Helsinki Group said a man on a Moscow Metro platform hit her on the head. According to the complaint she filed with police, he then said, “Are you still alive, bitch?”
Alexeyeva has demanded an investigation into—and possible prosecution of—police officials allegedly responsible for the November death of Sergei Magnitsky, a lawyer for London-based hedge fund Hermitage Capital Management. Magnitsky had accused Russian Interior Ministry officials of defrauding Hermitage, and was in turn accused of tax fraud.
Meanwhile, Sen. Benjamin Cardin (D-Md.) is calling on 60 Russian officials to be barred from the U.S. for their role in Magnitsky’s case. Cardin sent a list of those he’d like to see kept out of the country to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Cardin is the chairman of the Commission on Security and Co-operation in Europe.
Among those he suggested banning are Russia’s deputy general prosecutor, the chief investigator of the Interior Ministry and 11 judges.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…