Russia has sent to Interpol another request for the arrest and extradition of the head of Fund Hermitage Capital of William Browder. On Thursday, August 24, reports The Telegraph with reference to the available editions of the documents.
The staff of the international organization refused to explain whether they had been any action in connection with the recent conversion of Russia. In early August, Browder was stopped at London’s Heathrow airport while trying to fly in the United States. The border guards explained that next to its name in the database were a special mark of foreign law enforcement agencies. After a while the restriction was lifted.
Hermitage Capital operated in Russia from 1996 to 2006. In 2005, his supervisor Browder was denied entry into the country, and later it was in absentia sentenced to nine years on charges of tax evasion.
Later it was reported that Browder was involved in lobbying for the Magnitsky act in the U.S. Congress. The document adopted in 2012 provides for introduction of sanctions against individuals suspected of involvement in the death of the lawyer of Fund Hermitage Capital of Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow jail.
Magnitsky was arrested in November 2008 on charges of complicity in tax evasion. He died in a Moscow prison “Matrosskaya Tishina” after a year of detention. The official cause of death was acute cardiovascular failure. However, his former colleagues and lawyers have repeatedly stated that before his death, he was beaten and left without proper medical care.