MOSCOW, December 27 (Itar-Tass) — Moscow’s Tverskoy Court could not start hearing the criminal case on tax evasion, where suspects are Hermitage Capital Management’s Auditor deceased Sergei Magnitsky and Director General William Browder, citizen of the UK.
“The court hearing is postponed to January 28,” the court’s Press Secretary Alexandra Berezina said on Thursday.
The court had to make this decision as representatives of Magnitsky and Browder had not shown up.
Earlier, lawyers of the defendants declared they would not participate in the court hearing.
“We are not going to participate in this court hearing, as reopening of the case is illegal,” lawyer of Magnitsky’s family Nikolai Gorokhov said.