Mikhail Khodorkovsky Released From Prison

Mikhail Khodorkovsky Released From Prison

Once the richest man in Russia, Mikhail Khodorkovsky, was released from prison on Friday. Imprisoned for tax evasion and fraud, Khodorkovsky has served 10 years in prison. The release on Friday was hurried, making little time for preparation. Mikhail Khodorkovsky was originally due to be released next year, but was prompted by former German Foreign […]

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Many Political Prisoners Remain Jailed in Russia

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Many Political Prisoners Remain Jailed in Russia

Newly released Russian dissident Mikhail Khodorkovsky, has been telling the world’s media that many political prisoners still remain jailed in Russia. Khodorkovsky himself was held prisoner for 10 years, after criticizing the Kremlin. Once an oil magnate and the richest man in Russia, Khodorkovsky was arrested in 2003 but not convicted until 2005. The Kremlin […]

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: All I Can for Others

Mikhail Khodorkovsky: All I Can for Others

Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a former Russian oil tycoon, was recently pardoned by President Vladimir Putin after serving ten years in prison. In an interview with CNN he states that he believes his arrest was politically motivated, and that he intends to spend his time doing all he can for other political prisoners. Khodorkovsky backed the opposition […]