The London court issued a warrant for the arrest of former investigator in the Magnitsky case

Pavel Karpov

London’s high court issued a warrant for the arrest of former investigator MIA Pavel Karpov contempt of court. This is stated in the message of the project Law and order in Russia.

“It is hereby resolved, that the bailiffs and constables are bound to arrest the plaintiff [Pavel Karpov] and bring it to the court for consideration of the execution of the decree of imprisonment”, — is spoken in the decision of the court.

As indicated in the message, Karpov has not complied with the court’s decision on payment of 650 thousand pounds of compensation for legal costs Fund Hermitage Capital in the case on protection of honor and dignity in 2013.

Karpov commented on the court decision to the Agency “Interfax”: “In London I was not going there anymore, because initially appealed to the London court for protection, and now from this court I need to protect myself”. According to a former investigator, that the decision is “another manifestation of procedural impotence Browder (co-founder of Hermitage Capital William Browder — approx. “Of the”), he demands money for the trial, to participate in which he abandoned, fearing, to endure the fiasco”.

In September 2016, the London court also recognized Pavel Karpov guilty of contempt of court and sentenced him to three months in prison with suspended execution of the sentence until December, giving Karpov the opportunity to submit additional materials that explain the failure to appear in court to testify, which demanded that his company Hermitage Capital.

The auditor of Fund Hermitage Capital and a partner of British law firm Firestone Duncan Ltd. Sergei Magnitsky was arrested on charges of tax evasion in 2008. A year later he died in a Moscow prison “Matrosskaya Tishina”. The official cause of death was acute cardiovascular failure. His former colleagues and lawyers have repeatedly said that before his death, Magnitsky was beaten and left without proper medical care.

The Magnitsky case was led by Pavel Karpov, at that time an employee of the investigation Department of the Moscow cupola MIA. Browder and then stated that his colleague was arrested after he uncovered corruption schemes.