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EuroParl Slams Conviction of Navalny, Notes Parallel with Khodorkovsky Case

The recent conviction of Russian anti-corruption campaigner Alexei Navalny and his brother Oleg demonstrates the continuing deterioration of the rule of law under the current regime, members of the European Parliament said today in a resolution highly critical of the …

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A Video Message from Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The following video message from Mikhail Khodorkovsky was originally circulated in Russian on 20 December 2014, the one-year anniversary of his release. In the version below, his message is accompanied by English subtitles.

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Khodorkovsky’s Lunch with the FT

Mikhail Khodorkovsky appears in this weekend’s edition of the Financial Times interview series, “Lunch with the FT.” Speaking with Russia correspondent Neil Buckley, Khodorkovsky describes the most difficult part of his ten years in prison, the drama surrounding his release …

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OSCE Calls on Russia to Stop Persecuting Civil Society Groups

Isabel Santos (MP, Portugal), who chairs the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) Parliamentary Assembly Human Rights Committee, is calling on the Russian government to halt its harassment of civil society organisations such as Memorial. Santos said that …

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Russia Must Replace its “Archaic Governance System”

Speaking at a conference hosted by Sciences Po in Paris, France, Mikhail Khodorkovsky put forward his vision for a democratic Russia, emphasising the importance of embracing civil society, an independent judicial system, and separation of powers. According to a summary …

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