fredag, februari 01, 2013

Fallet Magnitskij: Protest från Amnesty

Så har den bisarra rättegången mot liket av Sergej Magnitskij inletts i Moskva.  Amnesty har tagit sig an fallet och fördömer rättegången i ett uttalande (28/1):

"The forthcoming trial of dead whistle-blowing Russian lawyer is a “travesty” and a “sinister” attempt to deflect attention from those who committed the crimes he exposed, said Amnesty International, ahead of the posthumous trial which begins in Moscow today.

John Dalhuisen, Director of Europe and Central Asia for Amnesty International, said: “This posthumous prosecution is farcical, but unfortunately also deeply sinister. The Russian authorities’ intention to proceed with the criminal prosecution of Sergei Magnitsky violates his fundamental rights even in death,in particular the right to defend himself in person.”

“The trial of a deceased person and the forcible involvement of his relatives is a dangerous precedent that would open a whole new chapter in Russia’s worsening human rights record. The authorities must halt this travesty,” said John Dalhuisen.

En fjärde ny åtalspunkt väcktes; Magnitskij ska nu hållas ansvarig för påstådda transaktioner under finanskrisen i slutet av 90-talet. Den nya desperationen i Kreml kan bero på att flera stater har börjat hitta en del av de försvunna pengarna från härvan, 10 miljoner USD i Estland och frysta konton i Litauen som tidigare i Schweiz.


Mer läsning här:
http://balticbusinessnews.com/article/2013/1/24/paper-10m-usd-laundered-in-estonia-in-magnitski-case

http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-01-17/a-russian-lawyers-death-triggers-a-global-money-hunt#p2