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Russian whistleblower who died in 2012 may have been poisoned

A Russian businessman, who died in London while assisting a Swiss probe into a massive money-laundering scheme, may have been poisoned with a substance derived from a highly toxic plant, an inquest has heard. 314 more words

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Russian businessman and whistleblower Alexander Perepilichnyy may have been poisoned: coroner

A Russian tycoon who was helping to uncover a powerful fraud syndicate could have been poisoned using extracts from a deadly rare plant, an English coroner has heard. 657 more words

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Book Review: Red Notice by Bill Browder (10/10)

Red Notice: A True Story of High Finance, Murder, and One Man’s Fight for Justice is a story of a Stanford graduate who against all common sense went to work in Eastern Europe just after the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. 743 more words

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Guest Post: Targeted Sanctions and Corruption--Legal Obstacles to a Magnitsky Act for the EU

Anton Moiseienko, PhD candidate at the Criminal Justice Centre, Queen Mary University of London, contributes the following guest post:

So-called targeted sanctions—imposing travel restrictions on, or freezing the assets of, a select group of people—remain in vogue as an instrument of foreign policy and as a supplement to criminal justice in many areas, such as counterterrorism, and yet targeted sanctions have not been widely used in counteracting corruption. 970 more words

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Poisonous Times in Putin’s Russia

Excerpts from a book review in The Guardian by Oliver Bullough. Earl Browder was the leader of the Communist Party in the US in the 1930s. 1,103 more words

Bill Browder: the Kremlin threatened to kill me

The former banker claims Vladimir Putin runs Russia like a crime syndicate. He should know: corrupt officials seized his assets and stole $230m. His lawyer was beaten to death in jail. 2,166 more words

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