12 Jul 2017

Bill Browder: Putin ‘not a man you want to hug’


The businessman Bill Browder hired the lawyer Sergei Magnitsky to defend him against tax evasion charges. He died in mysterious circumstances in a Russian jail after uncovering a multi-million pound money laundering scheme. Mr Browder then became a leading campaigner for the Magnitsky Act, which targeted sanctions against a list of named Russians, infuriating the Putin administration.