Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourteenth Congress, First Session, April 29, 2015 [open pdf - 1MB]
This is the April 29, 2015 hearing on "Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act," held before the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations of the Committee on Foreign Affairs. From the opening statement of Christopher Smith: "The Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 directed the President to publish and update a list of each person the President has reason to conclude was responsible for the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, a leader and accounting advisor with Firestone Duncan, an international law and accounting firm with offices in Moscow and London. William Browder, chief executive officer of Hermitage Capital Management, Limited, one of today's witnesses and a driving force behind the 2012 Magnitsky Act and the legislation that has now been introduced and is pending before our committee, has provided a detailed account of the violent expropriation of the assets of Hermitage, the largest foreign investment brokerage in Russia, by rampant Russian Government corruption, bribery, fraud, forgery, cronyism, and outright theft. Magnitsky had documented Hermitage's loss and other financial dealings, including draining some $230 million from the Russian Treasury by tax fraud. He was arrested in November 2008 reportedly for tax evasion, and denied medical care, family visits, or due legal process, while in custody. He was beaten and tortured and died in prison in November 2009. He was 37 years old and married with two young children." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: William Browder, Rebiya Kadeer, Kenneth R. Weinstein, and Daniel Calingaert.
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