Russia alone has made the head of Hermitage Capital William Browder on the Interpol database. On Sunday, October 22, writes The Guardian.
According to the publication, Moscow allegedly took advantage of a “loophole that would allow countries unilaterally to place people in its database to request his arrest.” We are talking about a procedure called “mailing list”, which, bypassing the General Secretariat of Interpol, comes directly to the members of the organization.
Browder said that he had received an email letter from the us Department of homeland security, which reported the cancellation of his membership of simplified entry into the United States.
In the official list of the Interpol wanted persons at the time of publication of this material name Browder is missing.
On 24 August it was reported that the Russian Prosecutor General’s office insists on re-declaring Browder internationally wanted. In June, the interior Ministry sent a request about re-declaring Browder internationally wanted through Interpol channels, which, in turn, denied its investigation, citing the previous decision. “I disagreed with this legal position, the General Prosecutor’s office of Russia has sent to Interpol their objections, insisting on declaring Browder internationally wanted”, — explained in the message.
Hermitage Capital operated in Russia from 1996 to 2006. In 2005, 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 the Fund was engaged in lobbying of 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 Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow jail.