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Russian prosecutors clear investigator in Magnitsky case

© RIA Novosti . Andrey Stenin / Go to the photo bankLawyer Magnitsky died aged 37 in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility in 2009 after being refused medical treatment for pancreatitis.
Lawyer Magnitsky died aged 37 in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility in 2009 after being refused medical treatment for pancreatitis. - Sputnik International
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The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has established that the investigator who handled the Sergei Magnitsky case has done no wrong, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Monday.

The Russian Prosecutor General's Office has established that the investigator who handled the Sergei Magnitsky case has done no wrong, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said on Monday.

Lawyer Magnitsky died aged 37 in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility in 2009 after being refused medical treatment for pancreatitis. He had been detained as part of an investigation into embezzlement involving Hermitage Capital investment, for whom he was working.

Markin said investigator Oleg Silchenko had not violated any federal laws in "pressing criminal charges and arresting" Magtnitsky, as well as extending his custody pending trial.

Magnitsky claimed he had been falsely imprisoned by the same officials in the Interior Ministry who he had accused of embezzlement.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has said the results of the investigation into the death of Magnitsky will be made public in the near future.

Medvedev said Russia will back any investigative action within the bounds of the law and that "all persons involved in the crime, both in Russia and abroad, must be identified."

MOSCOW, May 30 (RIA Novosti) 

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