• Allegation: the 37-year-old father of two was, while in prison, starved of pancreatic medicine and beaten to death after daring to speak out (Photo: Hermitage Capital)

Investigation

The Magnitsky Affair

22.02.13 @ 09:21

  1. By EUOBSERVER

BRUSSELS - EU Council chief Herman Van Rompuy has called the murder in 2009 of Russian anti-corruption activist Sergei Magnitsky "emblematic" of all that is wrong in modern Russia. But why are EU diplomats unwilling to react with US-type sanctions? Why have interior ministries waited so long to act on Magnitsky-linked money laundering? EUobserver investigates.