Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
November 16, 2010


Today we mark with sadness the one-year anniversary of the death of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitskiy, who died of apparent medical neglect in pre-trial detention in Moscow's Butyrsky Prison.

We welcome President Medvedev's statements in support of judicial reform and rule of law, but note with regret that no one has been charged in connection with this case, despite a Justice Ministry investigation. The United States continues to call for the Russian authorities to prosecute all responsible for Mr. Magnitskiy’s death and protect the fundamental rights of all, including those in prison.



PRN: 2010/1649