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Browder-Gate Broadens – EU Threatens Cyprus With 'Article 7' Over Russian Assistance

Authored by Tom Luongo, It’s been quite a week for Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty.  First Hungary and now Cyprus.  And all because of some guy named Bill Browder? Despite numerous warnings and obstacles, Cyprus continues to assist Russia in investigating the finances of Bill Browder.  This has resulted in letters of warning to Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades as well as lawsuits by Browder citing the investigation violates his human rights. Like everything else in this world, just ask Browder. Last fall Browder and 17 MEP’s launched a two-pronged assault on Cyprus to end their assisting Russia’s investigation into Browder.  Browder with the lawsuit.  The MEP’s with a letter of warning. The lawsuit has failed, however.  The Nicosia District Court handed down a ruling recently which allowed for Browder to sue for damages to his reputation but not putting an injunction on the investigation. More than a month ago the Nicosia District Court said that the cooperation with Russia in its politically motivated probe would violate the human rights of Bill Browder and his associate Ivan Cherkasov and the two would have good prospects in claiming damages from the government. Still, the court rejected Browder’s application for an order preventing Cypriot…

Source: Zero Hedge | Browder-Gate Broadens – EU Threatens Cyprus With 'Article 7' Over Russian Assistance

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