>> British financier Bill Browder, a fierce critic of the Kremlin, was briefly arrested by Spanish police Wednesday. They released him after an hour, saying a Russian arrest warrant for tax evasion was invalid. Browder campaigns to expose corruption and punish Russian officials whom he blames for the death of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, in 2009 in a Russian jail.
Browder heads an investment fund, Hermitage Capital Management in London. He invested heavily in Russia in the 90s and was then blacklisted by Moscow. He engaged Magnitsky to find out what happened to his money, which he accuses Russian officials of quote, looting. And now lobbies countries to impose sanctions on Russian individuals over Magnitsky's death, accusing President Vladimir Putin of a personal vendetta.
Browder tweeted this picture form the back of a Spanish police car, and another of his warrant. Now that I'm released, he said, my mission carries on.