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In-Custody Death in Moscow Due to Calculated and Deliberate Neglect and Inhumane Treatment


Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today announced that calculated, deliberate and inhumane neglect ultimately led to the death of 37-year-old anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Magnitsky died following 358 days in police custody in Moscow in November 2009. The high profile case has focused international attention on human rights abuse and corruption in Russia.

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Sergei Magnitsky: Russian officials named as suspects


Russian prosecutors have launched a criminal investigation into two prison officials over the high-profile death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. The deputy governor and chief doctor at Butyrskaya prison in Moscow are suspected of negligence causing death.

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Criminal case against Magnitsky docs

The Moscow News

Investigators have charged the two doctors ostensibly responsible for Sergei Magnitsky’s death.

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Hans Hogrefe to be Honored for Contributions to Human Rights


Hans Hogrefe, PHR’s Chief Policy Officer and Washington Director, will be honored by the Stewart Mott Foundation and the Open Society Foundation for his contributions to human rights.

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Organ Trafficking Allegations in Kosovo Are Cause for Investigation


PHR strongly supports calls for a thorough investigation into allegations of organ trafficking in Kosovo?

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