Browder’s Nicosia court case delayed to February 28


By Stelios Orphanides

The Nicosia District Court has delayed a scheduled February 12 hearing to the end of the month in the case of Hermitage Capital founder Bill Brower against Cyprus.

On February 28 the court will decide whether it will allow Browder and his associate Ivan Cherkasove to file a supplementary affidavit in response to the Attorney-general Costas Clerides’ decision to object to their request for an emergency injunction, said Christos Pourgourides, the Limassol-based lawyer who represents the investors.

Browder resorted to the court to stop Cypriot authorities from cooperating with Russia in a probe against them which they consider politically motivated and in response to his campaign for justice for Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Magnitsky died in a Russian prison, tortured and deprived of access to medical treatment after he exposed a $230m (€187m) tax theft nine years ago after the police officers he implicated arrested him.


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  • #’~A*[email protected](>NRmm]w?dU4v!=^%

    Not only does Browder not want to cooperate with the Russian authorities, but he is even trying to impose his will on Cyprus to follow suit. The guy still maintains, with a straight face, he has nothing to hide, and expects the rest of the world to back him up on that blindly & unconditionally, even though there is plenty of evidence he is not quite kosher, to put it mildly.

    • SayWhat?

      What a character! Unfortunately his shoddy interests are aligned with current
      anti Russia/Putin hysteria in US/UK so he is riding that wave big time…
      Anybody interested about it all should google about Nekrasov documentary on Magnitsky case, and also articles on Zero Hedge and few other alternative media sites on Browder himself. ‘Investor’ (aka 90ies/Yeltsin era swindler) turned activist concerned about human rights in Russia! Yea right! Very plausible… Tell me some more! ;-))

      • #’~A*[email protected](>NRmm]w?dU4v!=^%

        Glad you chimed in, usually I am the only one prepared to call out Browder’s crap. Most CM commenters are pro-US & anti-Russia/Putin.

        Here a couple of good ConsortiumNews articles about Browder
        1. https://consortiumnews.COM/2017/08/02/a-blacklisted-film-and-the-new-cold-war/
        2 https://consortiumnews.COM/2017/10/28/guardians-of-the-magnitsky-myth/
        ConsortiumNews is an excellent source of alternative news.

        BTW, the documentary is mentioned in the articles above.

        • Norby

          I agree that it all sounds a bit like he is trying to clean his desk. Planning to invest in the country and make absurd returns on investment should have woken Browder up. On the other hand, what happened in the Magnitsky case should not become the norm.

          • #’~A*[email protected](>NRmm]w?dU4v!=^%

            I am not sure what aspect of the Magnitsky case should not become the norm.
            The Russians caught Magnitsky with his hand in the cookie jar & arrested him. His treatment in detention was probably not very good, but the so-called Magnitsky law in the US is completely crazy, and was enacted purely because it dovetails well with the anti-Russia/anti-Putin hysteria there.

            ConsortiumNews’s late Robert Parry made a very good analysis, as shown in the 2 links I posted above.