Presidential Council Finds Corruption in Magnitsky Case

posted 11 Jul 2011, 11:33 by Rights in Russia   [ updated 11 Jul 2011, 11:35 ]
Source: (Info), 01/07/11 

· Prisoners 

A number of officials may have had a corrupt interest in the Magnitsky case. This is the conclusion arrived at by a working group set up by the Presidential Council on Civil Society and Human Rights, reports RIA News

"We are talking about the corrupt relationships and the corrupt self-interest of a number of officials in the Magnitsky case. We are talking about the fact that there are conflicts within the law enforcement system when one department does not want to give an objective assessment of its own employees," said Kirill Kabanov, member of the Presidential Council and head of the National Anti-Corruption Committee. 

According to Kabanov, the experts also have questions for the Federal Penitentiary Service. "The Federal Penitentiary Service also has questions to answer. The right legal decisions aimed at holding people accountable were not taken with regard to everybody," Kabanov added. [Read more]