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First Statement Following Release

Dear friends, On November 12, I asked the President of Russia to pardon me due to my family situation, and I am glad his decision was positive. The issue of admission of guilt was not raised. I would like to …

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Khodorkovsky Asks Supreme Court to “Overturn this juridically illiterate verdict.” Court Ignores Substantive Arguments. Reduces Sentence by Two Months. Defence to Appeal.

  Russia’s Supreme Court today heard an appeal regarding the second trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky and Platon Lebedev. Incredibly, despite the enormous weight of legal and factual arguments undermining it, the appeal judges confirmed the December 2010 guilty verdict and …

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In the Midst of Government Crackdown, Supporters Rally for Khodorkovsky’s 50th Birthday

Mikhail Khodorkovsky will be marking his 50th birthday, this Wednesday, June 26, in the prison colony in Karelia where he is held. In honour of the occasion, supporters in Russia and around the world have been rallying to send a strong …

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Amnesty Calls For Immediate And Unconditional Release of Khodorkovsky And Lebedev

Ahead of the April 7 meeting at the opening of the Hanover Fair between Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Amnesty International Germany is calling on their supporters to sign a petition demanding the immediate and unconditional …

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Khodorkovsky Speaks Out on NGO Crackdown

In response to the recent “inspections” carried out against non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky has issued a statement describing the actions as “unacceptable,” while calling on society to unite on the issue. Khodorkovsky writes that the authorities “are …

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