Sergei Magnitsky was a Russian accountant who had the audacity to claim that
large-scale theft from the Russian
government was carried out by Russian officials. Shortly after making these
allegations, he was arrested and spent a year in prison in Russia without being
charged for any crime. Ultimately, Magnitsky died in prison of various health
ailments. An investigation authored by the Kremlin itself found that he had
been given inadequate medical care and was assaulted shortly before his death.