US screening of controversial Russian film ends in ruckus

FILE - In this Nov. 30, 2009, file photo a portrait of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky, who died in jail, is held by his mother Nataliya Magnitskaya, as she speaks during an interview with the AP in Moscow. A documentary premiering June 13, 2016, at Washington’s Newseum is generating controversy by claiming that late Russian whistleblower Magnitsky, who had inspired a major U.S. human rights law, was responsible for the very fraud he had accused Russian officials of perpetrating. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial documentary that claims that a Russian whistleblower whose death in prison had inspired a major U.S. human rights law was responsible for the very fraud he had accused Russian officials of perpetrating was shown in Washington on Monday, drawing harsh criticism from his supporters.

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