måndag, oktober 08, 2012

Kommentar: Magnitskijfallet utreds (Europarådet)

Ett av de sista besluten under förra veckans session i Europarådets parlament (Pace) var att granska fallet Magnitskij i Ryssland, den advokat som 2009 avled efter misshandel i fängelse på grund av sina avslöjanden om ekonomisk brottslighet i höga kretsar. Beslutet föregicks av att den ryska dumans talman Narysjkin ställde in sitt framträdande inför Pace och att en 66-sidig kritisk rapport om MR-tillståndet i Ryssland antogs.

Beslutet välkomnas av Magnitskijs arbetsgivare, Hermitage Management:

"Today, the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) approved the appointment of its Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee to conduct an international investigation into all of the circumstances of the death of Sergei Magnitsky in Russian police custody three years ago. The vote passed with 9 in favor and 7 opposed.
 
The vote took place in Strasbourg at the Bureau meeting of the PACE, which consists of national delegation representatives, party group leaders and the chairs of each of the PACE committees. The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly determines the day-to-day workings of PACE.

“This is a very important step forward in the Magnitsky case because it allows for a transparent and independent review of the case in accordance with universally accepted principles at an international level. It is critical since the crucial findings of two independent Russian commissions have been entirely ignored by official investigators from the Russian government,” said a Hermitage Capital representative."

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