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Magnitsky list: a familiar name killer

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Magnitsky list: a familiar name killer

Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov (front), dressed in a suit national, Takes share in celebrations dedicated to the Chechen Language Day in Grozny, April 25, 2011. REUTERS / S.Dal (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

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L'Express readers already know the name of one of 18 people accused by the US of being mixed with death, in 2009, the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, Moscow herald of the fight against corruption.

On the Chechen origin Letcha Bogatirov already wanted in Austria for the assassination the same year, the dissident Umar Israilov. In September 2010, L'Express revealed the elements, since confirmed by the Austrian court, to establish that Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov, had sponsored in person the death of her former bodyguard, who accused him of abuses, with the active assistance of the Russian diplomatic networks.

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The man responsible for organizing the operation, as well as two of his henchmen, were sentenced in June 2011 to life in prison, respectively, to 19 and to 16 years in prison. However, Russia has not responded to requests for legal assistance from the floor of Vienna, which considers Bogatirov, fleeing in Chechnya, the author of the fatal shot. There are a few months, human rights organizations demanded the Austrian Justice Minister Beatrix Karl, she writes for the Russian extradition request on. In vain.

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