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24 June 2017 05:24 (South Africa)

US investor labels Russia “criminal state”

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    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

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The lawyer of the man who was once Russia’s leading foreign investor has died in prison, after being held for a year without charge. US businessman Bill Browder, who hired Sergei Magnitsky to investigate whether fraud had been committed against his Russian firms, has said with reference to the latter’s death: “Russia is essentially a criminal state now.” In 2005 Browder was banned from Russia after allegations of tax evasion, but claimed at the time that his company was the target of criminals who wanted to seize his assets. Bowder believes that Magnitsky’s death is a direct result of the plot against him. Read more: BBC

  • Branko Brkic
    branko3048 a ray
    Branko Brkic

    Brkic is the founder and editor of The Daily Maverick.

    He has edited magazines on business and politics, technology, and wildlife. He has also published fiction and non-fiction books, most of them in Serbian. Though he has never pretended to be a reporter, his wide knowledge of politics (especially in America), combined with his experiences in a disintegrating Yugoslavia, gives him an unusual outlook on events in South Africa.

    Despite the vowel-poor surname, he tells anyone who asks that he hails from Hyde Park, Johannesburg, having spent most of his adult life in South Africa.

    Recent columns:

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