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Magnitsky died due to lack of medical care - Russian investigators

Photo of Sergei Magnitsky Amidst Memorial FlowersMOSCOW, July 4 (RIA Novosti) - Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky died in a Moscow jail because he did not receive medical assistance in a timely fashion, Russian investigators announced on Monday.

Those responsible for the death will be prosecuted in the near future, Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin said.

Magnitsky was working for the Hermitage Capital investment fund when he was arrested as part of an embezzlement and tax evasion investigation. He died of a heart attack aged 37 in Moscow's notorious Matrosskaya Tishina pretrial detention facility.

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