Russian police arrested attorney Sergei Magnitsky four years ago on tax evasion charges, shortly after he claimed officials had taken millions of dollars in a fraudulent tax case. He died in prison a year later. His friends say he was beaten and denied medical care. Despite his death, prosecutors say they still plan to bring Magnitsky to trial. His friends say the trial is an effort to intimidate his defenders.
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