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CM/AS(2011)Quest601 final         28 October 2011

Written Question No. 601 to the Committee of Ministers by
Mr Omtzigt on the “Death of Sergey Magnitsky”

Reply of the Committee of Ministers
(Adopted on 26 October 2011 at the 1124th meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies)

1. The Committee of Ministers has been informed that a criminal investigation has been launched in the Russian Federation with a view to identifying those persons responsible for the death of Sergey Magnitsky. It has also been informed of the fact that the Russian authorities have been invited to provide information on the status of this investigation by Special Procedures mandate holders of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

2. The Committee of Ministers expects the investigation to be carried out in a rapid, effective and transparent manner, with a view to clarifying the circumstances surrounding the death of Sergey Magnitsky and ensuring that those responsible are identified and brought to justice.


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