December 29, 2012

Kremlin Shoots Itself in the Foot Again

Moscow Times, Moscow Times

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The investigation into the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky adds new, tragic and absurd details every day. On Monday, State Attorney Dmitry Bokov asked a Moscow court to acquit Dmitry Kratov, former deputy head of the Butyrka pretrial detention center, who was accused of negligence that led to Magnitsky's death.

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TAGGED: Vladimir Putin, Kremlin, Russia


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