From Philip Pan’s coverage of the death of Hermitage lawyer Sergei Magnitsky:
But Jamison Firestone, the head of Magnitsky’s firm and a board member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia, said the authorities had denied Magnitsky treatment for serious illnesses and may have killed him to hide the crime he helped expose.
“I think we’re dealing with one of two things here. . . . Either way, they killed him,” Firestone said. “Whether they meant to do it over the weekend, or whether he died under pressure after they took a series of actions that destroyed his health and refused to treat him, it isn’t necessarily relevant.”