Russia should find and bring to justice those guilty of the death of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a pre-trial detention center, the U.S. State Department said.
Magnitsky, who was defending UK investment company Hermitage Capital Management against tax evasion charges, died aged 37 in a Moscow pre-trial detention facility last November after being refused medical treatment for pancreatitis.
"We welcome President Medvedev`s statements in support of judicial reform and rule of law, but note with regret that no one has been charged in connection with this case, despite a Justice Ministry investigation," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in a statement on the anniversary of Magnitsky`s death.
"The United States continues to call for the Russian authorities to prosecute all responsible for Mr. Magnitskiy`s death and protect the fundamental rights of all, including those in prison," the statement reads.
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