Washington, DC - We honor the memory of Russian lawyer Sergey Magnitskiy, who died of medical neglect on November 16, 2009, after a year in pre-trial detention in a Moscow prison. He was arrested immediately after uncovering a large tax fraud scheme perpetrated by Russian officials.
Despite widely-publicized, credible evidence of criminal conduct resulting in Magnitskiy’s death, Russian authorities have failed to bring to justice those responsible. We remain concerned about impunity for this crime and the atmosphere of intimidation for those who work to uncover corruption or human rights abuses in the Russian Federation.
On the fifth anniversary of Magnitskiy’s death, we continue to call for full accountability for those responsible for his unjust imprisonment and wrongful death and we will continue to fully support the efforts of those in Russia who seek to bring these individuals to justice, including through implementation of the Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012.