Coverage of issues surrounding expropriation of business by the Russian state

Russia set to start posthumous trial of whistleblower Magnitsky

Reuters: (Reuters) - Russia prepared to put whistleblowing lawyer Sergei Magnitsky on trial more than three years after his death, with a preliminary hearing set for Monday in a move relatives and rights groups called politically motivated and a travesty of justice. … Continue reading

A Magnitsky law for Europe. The US statute is a pro-Russian, not anti-Russian, act

Financial Times: Even by its own recent standards, Moscow’s response to the US Magnitsky law, which bars Russian officials accused of human rights violations from the US, has been ugly. President Vladimir Putin last week signed into law a ban … Continue reading