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Tuesday 20th March 2018

Russia Accuses Kremlin Critic Browder of Murder

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7Dnews London

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:40 GMT

Russian prosecutors said on Monday November 19th that they suspected Kremlin critic Bill Browder of ordering the murder of a lawyer whose memory he has championed, but he dismissed the accusation as a cynical ploy to tar him for lobbying for sanctions on Moscow.

Browder, the British head of investment fund Hermitage Capital Management, led a campaign to expose corruption and punish Russian officials he blames for the 2009 death of Sergei Magnitsky, whom he had employed as a lawyer, in a Moscow jail.

As reported by Reuters, the prosecutors said they had opened a new criminal investigation into Browder and vowed to seek his arrest for creating an international criminal group.

Prosecutors accused US-born Browder of setting up companies to launder millions of dollars and said they suspected he may have poisoned four former colleagues, including Magnitsky.

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