Seeking Justice for Sergei
Freedom House Executive Director David Kramer recently wrote in Foreign Policy, "Moscow's gross lack of justice and accountability one year after the death of Sergei Magnitsky is a call to action -- and Washington should honor its human rights rhetoric with firm sanctions." Currently, the Senate is considering the Justice for Sergei Magnitsky Act of 2010, which would block officials connected to Magnitsky's death from traveling to or investing in the United States.
On Nov. 16, the one-year anniversary of the murder of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, the documentary Justice for Sergei was screened at legislatures around the world. The film details Magnitsky's life--he blew the whistle on corruption, including the Russian police involvement with the embezzlement of public funds--and violent death. He was beaten to death while being held in police custody.
To learn more about Justice for Sergei, watch the trailer.
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