• Show Notes

Few people know more about Vladimir Putin than Bill Browder. Browder, an investor and political activist, is the architect of the Magnitsky Act, which allows the US government to sanction foreign nationals who have perpetrated human rights abuses. 

One of Browder’s key allies in the passage of the Magnitsky Act was a fellow activist named Vladimir Kara-Murza. Kara-Murza is now imprisoned in a Russian jail. Browder joins Preet to discuss Kara-Murza’s case and Putin’s war on his political opponents.

References & Supplemental Materials:

  • Bill Browder, “My Friend Vladimir Kara-Murza Is the Political Prisoner Putin Fears Most,” TIME, 6/10/23
  • S.712 — Robert Levinson Hostage Recovery and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act
  • Bill Browder, “Freezing Order,” Simon & Schuster, 2021

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