Investigators probe doctors involved in Magnitsky case
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MOSCOW, September 26 - RAPSI. The investigators will find out why the doctors accused in Sergei Magnitsky's death are hospitalized, the Investigative Committee reported on Monday.
Magnitsky, a legal consultant for the Hermitage Capital Management Fund, was charged with large-scale corporate tax evasion. He died in a Moscow pretrial detention center on November 16, 2009 after spending nearly one year behind bars. His death sparked a public outcry.
The committee has charged Magnitsky's doctor Larisa Litvinova with involuntary manslaughter and the detention center's former deputy chief, Dmitry Kratov, with dereliction of duty, which resulted in his death. The relevant Criminal Code articles carry a maximum punishment of three and five years in prison, respectively.
"Kratov and Litvinova are in the hospital, which prevents them from taking part in the investigative and other efforts. The investigators are probing the circumstances as to their diagnoses and the seriousness of their illnesses," the committee said.