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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)

The Magnitsky Affair

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.

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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)

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Andrew Rettman is EUobserver's Foreign Affairs Editor. He has been writing about foreign and security affairs for EUobserver since 2005. He is Polish but grew up in the UK. He has also written for The Guardian, The Telegraph, and The Times of London.

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