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.