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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.

Why This Russian Criminal Case Matters to Canada

Today, the Canadian Parliament will hear testimony concerning the torture and tragic death in detention of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered the largest corporate tax fraud in Russian history, identified the senior Russian perpetrators, and paid for it with his life. One might wonder: What is the Canadian connection to all this?