Sergei Magnitsky Trial

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Why Russia's Attempt to Convict a Dead Man Matters

Today Russia's prosecutors resume their efforts to convict a dead whistleblower of the very corruption he exposed. The posthumous trial of Sergei Magnitsky has properly been called "grim comedy" by a group of French legislators, and it is only the most recent element of the Russian government's strategy to cover up fraud, theft, and human rights violations committed by its own high-ranking officials.