U.S. urges justice in lawyer Magnitsky's jail death

© RIA Novosti . Andrey Stenin / Go to the photo bankMagnitsky died aged 37 in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility last November after being refused medical treatment for pancreatitis.
Magnitsky died aged 37 in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility last November after being refused medical treatment for pancreatitis. - Sputnik International
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Russia should find and bring to justice those guilty of the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a pre-trial detention center, the U.S. State Department said.

Russia should find and bring to justice those guilty of the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a pre-trial detention center, the U.S. State Department said.

Magnitsky, who was defending UK investment company Hermitage Capital Management against tax evasion charges, died aged 37 in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility last November after being refused medical treatment for pancreatitis.

"We welcome President Medvedev's statements in support of judicial reform and rule of law, but note with regret that no one has been charged in connection with this case, despite a Justice Ministry investigation," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in a statement on the anniversary of Magnitsky's death.

"The United States continues to call for the Russian authorities to prosecute all responsible for Mr. Magnitskiy's death and protect the fundamental rights of all, including those in prison," the statement reads.

WASHINGTON, November 16 (RIA Novosti)

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