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Wed Mar 22, 2017, 12:51 AM

Magnitsky lawyer injured after 'falling' from building near Moscow

Source: BBC

A lawyer for the family of Sergei Magnitsky, the lawyer whose death in 2009 sparked a crisis between Russia and the West, has been badly injured.

Russian media say Nikolai Gorokhov fell from the fourth floor when a rope snapped as he and others tried to lift a bath into his house near Moscow.

He was flown to hospital by helicopter, a medical source was quoted as saying...

Life News, a Russian tabloid news site, published photos of a shattered bath lying on the ground by a block of flats.

Read more: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39347461

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Response to Rollo (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:13 AM

1. Interesting. At noon, he'd been thrown out of that window.

In any case, it looks like the reports of his death were a little premature.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:29 AM

3. I think I read "severe head injury"

so he won't probably ever be in court again.

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Response to womanofthehills (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:39 AM

4. You never know

When I worked in the VA, we'd get people as soon as they could breathe on their own, comatose with hoses and wires going all over the place. Gradually at first, they'd improve enough that after they pulled out a hose, we could leave it out and see how they did. Six months of intensive rehab later, a shocking number of them were walking, talking, and ready to leave the place under their own power.

Head injuries were fascinating to work with and the first thing I learned is that everybody is different. You'd see some guy who'd been scraped out of a sports car with a spatula make almost a full recovery, while another who'd been hit by a full speed hockey puck stay in a vegetative state.

There are just too many variables in "severe head trauma" to say anything about whether or not he'll recover.

Still, if you've got any choice in the matter, it's better to go out that window feet first, blow your knees out breaking your fall, and avoid the head injury.

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Response to Warpy (Reply #4)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:58 AM

5. That was Virginia, and I suspect the people you were dealing with were not on Putin's bad list

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Response to Warpy (Reply #1)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 08:33 PM

14. Well, the initial report (on resistancenetwork.com) appears to have premature...

It had him falling or being thrown from a 4th story window.

A subsequent BBC version had him falling because of a bungled attempt to hoist a bathtub into his home.

Probably it was one of those newfangled Jacuzzi equipped spas, which couldn't fit through the door.

But since I don't think everything out of Russia is necessarily a lie (unless Trump is re-tweeting it), it appears that this was an accidental death. Chalk it up to the perils of DIY home improvement with ropes and multiple floors.

Perhaps another version will emerge eventually. I don't know.

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Response to Rollo (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 01:28 AM

2. Was he on the bath or under it?

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Response to Rollo (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 02:06 AM

6. This stuff could be a movie!

It's that fantastically absurd. But even more remarkable -- true!

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Response to Rollo (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 02:22 AM

7. Gorokhov was a witenss for Preet Bharara

Just days after Donald Trump took care of business on his end by firing U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, who had been investigating a Russian financial crime ring in New York, it appears the Kremlin is trying to take care of business on its end. According to the BBC, one of the key Russian witnesses in Bharara’s case was just thrown from the fourth floor of a building in Moscow.


Gorokhov is notable for two reasons. One is that he was the attorney for Russian political activist Sergei Magnitsky, who was murdered in Russia in 2009, allegedly by Vladimir Putin. But as the Daily Beast has pointed out, Gorokhov was also a key witness in Preet Bharara’s Russian crime probe in the United States. And perhaps most alarmingly, Sandford is also reporting that “Gorokhov was due at the Moscow City Appeals Court tomorrow to argue on behalf of Sergei Magnitsky’s mother.”


http://www.palmerreport.com/news/key-witness-in-preet-bhararas-russian-crime-probe-was-just-thrown-from-fourth-floor-of-building/2007/

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Response to Rollo (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 04:15 AM

8. Bed, Bath and the Great Beyond. nt

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #8)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 08:28 PM

13. LOL

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Response to Rollo (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:40 AM

9. Wondering if the rescue helicopter took the long, scenic route to the hospital.

Hope he recovers okay.

I once saved the life of a piano mover who leaned out too far to guide a piano on a crane in thru a window. Grabbed his (unattached safety belt and snatched him back inside.

OSHA guidelines are there for a reason.

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Response to Rollo (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:43 AM

10. Death by "misadventure"? Dead men don't show up to testify in court, do they?

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Response to Rollo (Original post)

Wed Mar 22, 2017, 07:49 AM

11. I would think a bunch of potential Trump witnesses would now avoid tall buildings.

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