"The 2009 death of the 37-year-old, who worked for equity fund Hermitage Capital and died after a year in Russian jails, spooked investors and tarnished Russia's image. The Kremlin's human rights council says he was probably beaten to death. Renewed friction over the case comes as the U.S. Senate advances a proposed Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act that would require the State Department to publish a list of Russian officials believed responsible in the death, bar them from obtaining U.S. visas and freeze their U.S. assets. The Obama administration has drafted a memo opposing the legislation. "
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
George W. Obama: A Profile in Cowardice on Human Rights
Punditry by Nick Hentoff