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Song for Sergei-RESOLVED

We need help writing and producing a song in memory of our murdered lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky. Here is the backgound: Mr William Browder was the largest foreign investor in Russia until November 2005, when he was suddenly denied entry to the country and declared “a threat to national security” by the Russian government for exposing corruption at large Russian companies. In 2008 Mr Browder hired a young Russian lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, who uncovered a massive fraud committed by Russian government officials that involved the theft of US$230 million of state taxes which William Browder's company, Hermitage, had already paid in 2006. After testifying against the officials involved, Mr Magnitsky was arrested and imprisoned without trial by those very same government officials. He was tortured in an attempt to force him to retract his testimony and to falsely incriminate himself and his client in the crimes. Despite the physical and psychological pressure, he refused. For almost a year he suffered horrifying detention conditions, and when this led to a drastic deterioration in his health, he was denied any medical attention despite over twenty requests for assistance. He died on 16 November 2009 at the age of 37, leaving a wife and two children. Since that time, Mr Browder has been leading a worldwide media, legal and legislative campaign to get justice for Sergei Magnitsky. Actions have included introducing legislation in Sergei's name to the US Congress, Canadian and European Parliaments to implement visa bans and freeze the economic assets of those who perpetrated the crimes. We feel that a song might help connect people to Sergei's story and the fight for justice in his name. We would like a western style pop or folk song which can convey the need for justice and loss.
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