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Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger on the Khodorkovsky Trial

Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger (Germany, ALDE), rapporteur on behalf of the Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly (PACE) Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights, has made the following statement during a fact-finding trip to Moscow to observe the second trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky:

“Whilst I do not wish to interfere in pending judicial proceedings, I cannot help feeling bewildered by the fact that the two men are again being tried for facts which appear to be essentially the same as those for which they were condemned in 2005.”

The press release can be read here.