Supporters of the late lawyer Sergei Magnitsky are marking the two-year anniversary of his death on Wednesday with events around the world — with the notable exception of Russia.
"In Russia, the only official thing that is going on is the continued cover-up by officials," a spokesman for Magnitsky's firm, Hermitage Capital, told The Moscow Times.
By contrast, the U.S.
Magnitsky was arrested after accusing several state officials of embezzling 5.4 billion rubles ($175 million) and died in detention. His death is blamed on health problems and, allegedly, a beating by prison guards.
So far, only two prison medics have been charged over his death. The U.S. government has place an entry ban on Russian officials linked to Magnitsky's case, a move that prompted a tit-for-tat response from Moscow.