As many of you know, today is the sixth anniversary of the arrest of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.  On Oct. 25, 2003, a team of spetsnaz armed to the teeth raided an airplane on a snowy Novosibirsk runway, behaving as though they were taking down the world’s most dangerous terrorist, instead of a mild-mannered business executive on his way to a speech at a University.  It was Act 1 of a long-running theatrical drama, screen written with the goal of creating a distraction from the openly political persecution of man who frightened an authoritarian state.  That ruthless script continues playing out today in a stuffy Moscow courtroom, awaiting its draconian conclusion.

What can you do?  If you are on Twitter, you can follow a stream of updates both on the case and all news of related human rights and rule of law issues coming out of Russia right here:  You can also follow my feed here.

Today we would really appreciate your support by posting the following message (or RT, I am told is the common parlance), and requesting all your network to do the same:

@mbk_center 6 years after arrest: why is Khodorkovsky on trial again in #russia? Take action now and RT.”

I personally appreciate your time, effort and consideration – I really hope I don’t have to do this again next year.