Be care­ful of Putin, he is a true en­emy of Jews

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him an en­emy of Is­rael. Just be­cause he has at­tended a syn­a­gogue, that does not make him a friend of Jewish peo­ple.”

Ever since his ex­tra­di­tion, Brow­der has spo­ken out against Putin to ev­ery me­dia out­let, gov­ern­ment con­tact or law­maker who’ll lis­ten. His of­fice build­ing is laden with framed news­pa­per cut­tings, taken from in­ter­views he has given to pub­li­ca­tions in the UK and else­where in­clud­ing US and Asia.

And his cam­paign has been suc­cess­ful. In 2012, the US Congress passed the Mag­nit­sky Law which blocked 18 of­fi­cials im­pli­cated in his mur­der from en­ter­ing the US or us­ing US bank­ing. In re­sponse, Putin ended the prac­tice of adop­tion of Rus­sian ba­bies by Amer­i­can cou­ples.

In 2013, a Rus­sian judge sen­tenced Brow­der to nine years in jail in ab­sen­tia and a dead Mag­nit­sky was posthu­mously con­victed of tax eva­sion.

“There are now crim­i­nal cases go­ing on in more than a dozen dif­fer­ent coun­tries in re­la­tion to the money laun­der­ing of pro­ceeds of the crime that Sergei had un­cov­ered,” he adds. “I do be­lieve it will bring a pos­i­tive change in the world.”

But ir­ri­tat­ing one of the most dan­ger­ous men in the world has come at a per­sonal cost.

Brow­der says count­less threats have been made against his life. He takes pre­cau­tions, but for ob­vi­ous rea­sons does not dis­close what they are.

“The Rus­sian gov­ern­ment has threat­ened to kill me. They’re try­ing very hard to ar­rest me, to get me back to Rus­sia so they can tor­ture Red No­tice: How I be­came Putin’s No 1 en­emy by Bill Brow­der, £18.99

Fear­less: But Wil­liam Brow­der be­lieves that his op­po­si­tion to Putin is nec­es­sary

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