Maintenance. We are currently updating the site. Please check back shortly
Members login
  • TrustLaw
  • Members Portal
Subscribe

Khodorkovsky says many political prisoners remain in Russia

Source: Reuters - Sun, 22 Dec 2013 12:42 PM
Author: Reuters
Tweet Recommend Google + LinkedIn Bookmark Email Print
Leave us a comment

BERLIN, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Former oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky said on Sunday that many political prisoners remain behind bars in Russia and urged Western politicians to keep that in mind when they meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.

"One should not see me as a symbol that there are no political prisoners left in Russia," Khodorkovsky told a news conference in Berlin two days after his release from a Russian prison following a pardon from Putin.

"I would like you to take me as symbol that the efforts of civil society may lead to the release of people whose release was not expected by anyone," Khodorkovsky said.

(Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk; Writing by Steve Gutterman)

We welcome comments that advance the story through relevant opinion, anecdotes, links and data. If you see a comment that you believe is irrelevant or inappropriate, you can flag it to our editors by using the report abuse links. Views expressed in the comments do not represent those of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. For more information see our Acceptable Use Policy.

comments powered by Disqus
LATEST SLIDESHOW

Latest slideshow

See allSee all
FEATURED JOBS
Featured jobs