Sunday, June 12, 2005

The Mikhail Khodorkovsky Case - Principled Voices and Hope for a Better Russian Tomorrow

"It is precisely those who wish me ill, the ones who have dreams at night of Khodorkovsky rabidly thirsting for vengeance, who are doomed to spend the rest of their lives trembling over the stolen assets of Yukos. It is they who are profoundly unfree and will never be free. It is their pitiful existence that is the true prison."

-Mikhail Khodorkovsky

The Russia House, After the Oligarchs

Western Naivete in the Case of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Political Persecution of Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Mikhail Khodorkovsky Society


The more strong and principled voices I hear, the more hope I have that justice will prevail in this case, even if if takes some years before it happens.

Would such a movement/outcry have even been possible ten years ago? Putin's actions (and those of his henchmen) might be ignored in his own country and by much of the western mainstream media, but there is a tide building behind the case for Mikhail Khodorkovsky's and Russia's economic freedom. We are prosecuting a different defendant - Russia's entrenched penchant for legalized crime.

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