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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Spanish police release Bill Browder after red notice detention

From Bill Browder’s twitter account.A British critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin was detained by Spanish police Wednesday on an international arrest warrant that Russia requested through Interpol.

Financier Bill Browder tweeted that police in Madrid released him after Interpol’s general secretary in Lyon, France, instructed Spanish police not to honor Russia’s arrest request. … Continue Reading

OFAC adds five to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added four Russians and a Ukrainian to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.

With the names added Monday, OFAC has now listed 39 people subject to travel bans and asset freezes under the Magnitsky Act.… Continue Reading

Interpol rejects Russia warrant for Magnitsky boss

Interpol this week rejected Russia’s ‘all points bulletin’ for William Browder, who’s leading a global campaign against those responsible for the torture and death of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.

Browder’s investment fund, London-based Hermitage Capital, said Friday that Interpol’s decision to delete the Russian warrant is ‘a clear sign that a deeply corrupt regime will not be allowed to freely persecute whistleblowers who have exposed it.’… Continue Reading

Moscow steps up battle against Browder

The Anti-Terrorist Department (Department ‘T’) of the Russian Interior Ministry is trying to arrest the American-born head of Hermitage Capital, William Browder, who has conducted a successful global campaign to sanction those involved with the jailing and death of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky.… Continue Reading

Browder pushes Europe for wider Magnitsky sanctions

Image courtesy of WikipediaWilliam Browder, left, the American-born head of London-based Hermitage Capital Management, told Dutch lawmakers last week about developments in the Magnitsky case and the breakdown of the rule of law in Russia, according to a statement issued by Hermitage.… Continue Reading

Russia putting dead whistleblower on trial

Sergei Magnitsky, 37, died in a Moscow jail cell after nearly a year of detentionThe Russian General Prosecutor’s Office is moving forward with plans to bring a criminal case against lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in 2009 after spending a year in police custody.… Continue Reading

New play about Magnitsky murder

A play about the prison death of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky is being staged in London. The British theater debut of ‘One Hour Eighteen Minutes’ will open at the New Diorama Theatre on November 13.… Continue Reading

From the U.K., calls for transparency in visa bans

Members of the U.K. parliament are trying to force the government there to publicly disclose the names of human rights abusers who have been denied entry into the country.

According to a news release from the Hermitage Fund, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee recommended disclosure of visa bans after hearing evidence from Amnesty International, Fair Trials International, Hermitage Capital, Human Rights Watch, REDRESS, and others.… Continue Reading

The Russian Untouchables

Hermitage Capital Management was the biggest foreign investor in Russia. Then in 2005, it all went wrong. CEO William Browder was banned from the country on what he says was a pretext.… Continue Reading

Why He Died

What led to the mysterious death of anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, left, in a Moscow pre-trial detention center? And what’s happened since then? His client talks to the Global Graft Report here.… Continue Reading