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