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List of suspects in Magnitsky death case could grow - investigators

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MOSCOW. Nov 1 (Interfax) - The investigation into the death of Hermitage Capital lawyer Sergei Magnitsky in a Moscow jail has not been completed yet, and any new suspects emerging in the case will be prosecuted, Russian Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin told Interfax. "The inquiry as part of the main criminal case has not been completed. Should other persons implicated in Magnitsky's death be identified, they will also be prosecuted for committing the crimes," Markin said.

Magnitsky died in Moscow's Butyrka pretrial detention center on November 16, 2009, while awaiting trial on tax evasion charges.

Human rights activists insist that prison medical personnel and law enforcement officers are to blame for his death, which caused a huge public outcry in Russia and abroad.

On July 4, 2011, the Investigative Committee announced the results of an additional forensic examination. As a result, criminal charges were filed against Butyrka doctors Dmitry Kratov (Article 293 of the Criminal Code, "negligence") and laboratory doctor Larisa Litvinova (Article 109, "causing death by inadvertence").

On August 2, the Prosecutor General's Office re-opened a criminal investigation based on charges of tax evasion brought against Magnitsky.

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