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