Monday, April 17, 2006

"Russia Will Have To Explain"

Under the heading "Russia Will Have To Explain", a leading item on the web site reports that the Strasbourg European Court of Human Rights has instructed the Russian government to give explanations concerning complaints by Mikhail Khodorkovsky's lawyers. If the complaints are accepted, this will open a new stage in the case. Meanwhile, Khodorkovsky is under medical obsvervation after Thursday's knife attack on him in the labour camp where he is imprisoned.

Update: The Ekho Moskvy report on which the item is based can be read here (in Russian). However, the EM report now states that Khodorkovsky's defence lawyer Karina Moskarenko "does not yet know of demands made to the Russian leadership"(19:05).

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