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A guard stands at an entrance to the Tverskoy district court in... News PhotoBuilding Entrance,City,Court Hearing,Courthouse,District,Horizontal,Law,Lawyer,Moscow,Outdoors,Politics,Qualification Round,RussiaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA guard stands at an entrance to the Tverskoy district court in Moscow, on December 27, 2012, ahead of the start of preliminary hearing into the case of Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky. Russia opened today a fraud trial against Sergei Magnitsky, whose prison death in 2009 led to the biggest US-Russia row in years, despite protests by the defence it was illegal to try a dead man. 'The preliminary hearing into Magnitsky's case has been moved to January 28 due to the absence of the lawyers from the defence,' the press service of the court told AFP. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV (Photo credit should read KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images)