Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Russian Justice At Work

Russia Rejects US, European Criticism of Khodorkovsky Conviction -- Voice Of America

Russia has rejected U.S.and European criticism of the embezzlement and money laundering conviction of Russian oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Khodorkovsky was a vocal critic of then-President Vladimir Putin before being thrown into jail in 2003. He and his business partner Platon Lebedev were found guilty Monday on charges that could extend their prison sentences.

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More News On The Conviction Of Khodorkovsky

Russia rejects criticism of Khodorkovsky's trial -- Yahoo News/AP
Russia accuses West of meddling in Khodorkovsky trial -- Yahoo News/Reuters
Russia tells West 'mind own business' over tycoon -- Yahoo News/AFP
Russia attacks foreign critics over Mikhail Khodorkovsky guilty verdict -- The Telegraph
Russia hits out over Khodorkovsky verdict -- The Guardian
Yukos guilty verdict fails to surprise Russian media -- BBC
U.S. long concerned by Khodorkovsky trial, cables on WikiLeaks show -- CNN
Khodorkovsky verdict reading to continue on Wednesday -- RIA Novosti

My Comment: I cannot say that I am surprised by this trial and verdict. Many of Russia`s original capitalists took advantage of the fall of the Soviet Union, and what we are witnessing now is the politics of envy and revenge at work. In fact .... if a poll was done in Russia today on Khodorkovsky`s trial, the mass majority of Russians would believe he was guilty regardless of the evidence.

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