Russian court sentences Magnitsky campaigner in absentia

British businessman Bill Browder, who has campaigned for people responsible for corruption and gross human rights violations following the death of Moscow lawyer Sergei Magnitsky to be held to account, was sentenced yesterday by the Tverskoy District Court (Moscow) in absentia to nine years’ imprisonment for deliberate bankruptcy and tax evasion. Mr Browder, who denies the allegations, has stated that...

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About Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC

Maya Lester QC is a senior barrister (Queen’s Counsel) at Brick Court Chambers with a wide-ranging practice in public law, European law, competition law, international law, human rights & civil liberties. She has a particular expertise in sanctions. The legal directories say she is the...

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