Moscow Court arrested head of Hermitage Capital Browder in absentia over illegal purchase of Gazprom shares

Moscow Court arrested head of Hermitage Capital Browder in absentia over illegal purchase of Gazprom shares
Founder of Hermitage Capital fund Bill Browder

The fund founder’s defense has appealed the decision.

The Tverskoy Court of Moscow ruled to arrest head and founder of the Hermitage Capital fund Bill Browder in absentia, the press service of the court reported.

It clarifies that Browder is appointed a term - two months from the date of his transfer to the law enforcement bodies of the Russian Federation in the case of extradition or deportation to the Russian Federation, or from the date of his actual arrest in the territory of the Russian Federation.

According to RIA Novosti, the Browder's defense has appealed the court's decision. Earlier, the Moscow court ruled to arrest Browder in absentia on charges of Gazprom shares theft. Browder is a citizen of the UK, which refused to extradite him to Russia.

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